[Distutils] [issue19] Will setuptools on Mac Python accept fat eggs?

Zooko O'Whielacronx setuptools at bugs.python.org
Tue Jun 3 01:50:12 CEST 2008

New submission from Zooko O'Whielacronx <zooko at zooko.com>:

There was a time, last November, when, if I understand it correctly, setuptools
on the standard Python that comes with Mac OS X wouldn't accept fat eggs for Mac
OS X 10.4 or higher.

Here is the pythonmac-sig discussion:


Ronald Oussoren has committed the fix for the comparison of Mac OS X version
numbers from '<' to '>=', so as of Python 2.5.2 that problem is fixed.  However,
he mentioned other problems which I didn't understand:

"""the config/Makefile in  
Apple's Python.framework isn't configured for building universal  

And to make matters even worse: I'm pretty sure that setuptools used  
to know that 'fat' builds are compatible with 'i386' and 'ppc'  
architectures (at least on OSX), but that code no longer seems to be  

What is the status of this issue now?

messages: 33
nosy: zooko
priority: bug
status: unread
title: Will setuptools on Mac Python accept fat eggs?

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