[Python-Dev] Problem building module against Mac Python 2.4 and Python 2.5

Barry Scott barry at barrys-emacs.org
Sun Oct 15 20:50:22 CEST 2006

This may be down to my lack of knowledge of Mac OS X development.

I want to build my python extension for Python 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 on  
the same Mac.
Build Python 2.3 and Python 2.4 has been working well for a long  
time. But
after I installed Python 2.5 it seems that I can no longer link a  
against Python 2.4
without changing sym link /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ 
to point at the one I want to build against.

The problem did not arise with Python 2.3 and Python 2.4 because  
Python 2.3
is in /System/Library and Python 2.4 is in /LIbrary. Telling ld which  
folder to look in allows both to be linked against.

Is there a way to force ld to use a particular version of the python  
framework or do
I have to change the symlink each time I build against a different  

This type of problem does not happen on Windows or Unix by design.


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