[New-bugs-announce] [issue11046] darwin/MacOS X setup.py hack

Steffen Daode Nurpmeso report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 28 15:26:24 CET 2011

New submission from Steffen Daode Nurpmeso <sdaoden at googlemail.com>:

I always hated GNU Autoconf and M4.
After cloning branches/py3k today i needed two and a half hour to build and compile a Python which includes the readline module.
I'll attach a primitive setup.py patch which should better not make it into a release version ...

Some more notes on the compilation:
Snow Leopard here has SDK's 10.5 and 10.6.
I did not understand what was going on, configure does everything to explain me it is using (nonexistent) 10.4.
The configure script is
    checking for OSX 10.5 SDK or later... yes
but that doesn't seem to matter.  I gave up on hacking (the anyway generated) configure (around line 5532), no matter what i do, i still get
Ooh, Ooh, how nice are plain Makefiles and small-team projects.

components: Build
files: DIFF
messages: 127304
nosy: sdaoden
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: darwin/MacOS X setup.py hack
versions: Python 3.2
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file20575/DIFF

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