[Pythonmac-SIG] building non-Framework Python 2.4.1 on Tiger
bob at redivi.com
Thu May 5 02:04:53 CEST 2005
On May 4, 2005, at 7:55 PM, David Reed wrote:
> On May 4, 2005, at 7:30 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> As far as friends scaring you off.. I dunno, maybe they didn't know
>> what they were doing when they tried it, or they were bitten by some
>> problem that has been solved long since. The only "incompatibility"
>> with framework builds is that stupid extensions that don't use
>> distutils in their build procedure aren't going to work out of the
>> box, but they're probably not going to work out of the box anyway
>> because Mac OS X's linker takes different options.
> On a slightly related note, can I add third-party python modules to
> the framework using the standard Unix install process. For example,
> I'm using to installing Python modules on Linux using:
> python setup.py install
Very likely to work, but the module may not be compatible with Mac OS
X at all.
> or occasionally ./configure;make;make install
Less likely, but maybe. It's a bug if any Python extensions use
autoconf to build themselves. They should be using distutils. These
extensions probably don't work at all on Mac OS X in the first place.
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