[Distutils] pkg_resources and Mac OS X universal builds

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Feb 4 01:03:47 CET 2006

At 02:50 PM 2/3/2006 -0800, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>Modern Mac OS X applications need to support both the i386 and ppc
>architectures in what's called a universal build (AKA fat in NeXT- 
>ese).  Ronald Oussoren and I are very far along in making python24- maint 
>capable of doing this with patches all over the build procedure
>and a few smaller patches to distutils itself.  One such patch
>basically expands upon the macosx platform string from pkg_resources,
>with the additional clause that a fat build of Python (one configured
>to build multi-architecture extensions) will report its architecture
>as "fat" rather than "i386" or "ppc".
>In order for setuptools' pkg_resources to inherit this behavior, I
>need the attached patch to be accepted.  Basically it just skips over
>the custom behavior if get_platform already returns a sanitized value.

Implemented in SVN rev 42231.

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