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

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sun Oct 15 21:41:53 CEST 2006

On 10/15/06, Barry Scott <barry at barrys-emacs.org> wrote:
> 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/
> Versions/Current
> 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
> framework
> 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
> version?
> This type of problem does not happen on Windows or Unix by design.

Use an absolute path to the library rather than -framework.

Or use distutils!


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