[Python-Dev] MacOSX -framework options and distutils weirdness

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Wed Oct 10 08:23:19 CEST 2007

On 9 Oct, 2007, at 23:11, Greg Ewing wrote:

> Ronald Oussoren wrote:
>> Is that the system supplied version of Python?
> No, it's my own installation of 2.3, but it's installed
> as a framework in /Library/Frameworks.
>> My guess is MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET: this is set in the
> > environment by distutils.
> I wondered about that -- I've noticed that with later
> Python versions, distutils linking commands *don't* work
> in the shell unless I set MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET to
> 10.3 (it's not set at all in my shell environment by
> default).
> But the problem here is the other way around. I would
> have thought distutils would set it to something appropriate
> for the Python being used.

It is supposed to do that, but to be honest I don't remember if the  
code for that is present in the 2.3 tree and I'm too lazy to check the  
sources right now.

The deployment target does have an influence on how the compiler  
functions, which can explain when setting the target to a different  
value causes problems.

> Any suggestions on how I can find out what setting of
> MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET is being used by distutils, and
> how to make it use something different if it's not right?

In current versions of python this is read from config/Makefile in the  
standard library (that is /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ 


> --
> Greg

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