i've been trying to walk one of my users through compiling on max osx. it seems many things are wrong (or at least unframiliar) on osx.
Switching to Python 2.2a4 should make a lot of difference. Many of the ideosyncracies with the MacOSX build process for Python have been ironed out in that release.
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