[Chicago] Python2.2 on an Intel Mac

Chad Glendenin chad at glendenin.com
Mon Feb 15 20:42:56 CET 2010

Oh, and if you use VirtualBox to run Ubuntu, enable "IO APIC" in the
settings. Otherwise, the virtual machine will crash when the Mac
suspends to RAM.

You'll probably want to set up port forwarding so you can SSH into the VM:


I've been playing with VMware Fusion. It is nicer in some ways, but
VirtualBox is probably good enough for most things.


On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Chad Glendenin <chad at glendenin.com> wrote:
> You might have an easier time getting it working under Ubuntu in a
> virtual machine. It looks like the oldest python available in the
> ubuntu 9.10 repos is 2.4, but it's probably still easier to set up the
> dev tools to build an old version of Python. VirtualBox works pretty
> well on the intel mac. It's open-source and free.
> ccg
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Walter Askew <waltaskew at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Bit of a long shot, but I'll give it a go.  I've just gotten a job as a full-time Python developer (hooray!)  Unfortunately, their codebase currently depends on Python 2.2.  It's a work from home job, so I'm using my trusty MacBook as my workstation, but I'm having trouble getting Python 2.2 working.  Has anyone had any luck getting Python 2.2 running on an Intel Mac?
>> I tried to build from source with gcc4, but that failed.  I'm trying to get gcc3 working so I can try the build with it, but I'm also having trouble getting gcc3.x working on my Intel Mac (more build failure).  The MacPython project is just a graveyard of dead links right now, so no go there, either.
>> Has anyone here successfully built older versions of Python or GCC on an Intel Mac?
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