[New-bugs-announce] [issue11623] Distutils is reporting OSX 10.6 w/ XCode 4 as "universal"

Johannes Lindenbaum report at bugs.python.org
Mon Mar 21 17:43:39 CET 2011

New submission from Johannes Lindenbaum <johanneslindenbaum at googlemail.com>:

This bug is a crosspost from /setuptools.

OSX 10.6.x with Xcode 4 installed. Xcode 4 removes the PPC assembler from GCC. I attempted to install Fabric-1.0.0 which depended on pycrypto, during the pycrypto build there was a failure regarding "Broken Pipe".

I downloaded the package separately and attempted to do the install there. Same error.

I was pointed in the right direction that the broken pipe error was coming from the '-arch ppc' flag during build.

Expected Result
10.6.x should not report itself as "universal" when it's no longer possible to compile for PPC.

Actual Result
Attempted PPC compilation fails.

More detail:

Let me know if you require more information.

Kind Regards,

assignee: tarek
components: Distutils
messages: 131673
nosy: eric.araujo, jlindenbaum, tarek
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Distutils is reporting OSX 10.6 w/ XCode 4 as "universal"
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6

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