[Python-Dev] configure error: "rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory"

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Apr 6 10:13:57 CEST 2008

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 9:17 PM,  <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> I just noticed this error message during configure:
>     checking whether gcc accepts -Olimit 1500... no
>     checking whether gcc supports ParseTuple __format__... no
>     checking whether pthreads are available without options... yes
>     checking whether g++ also accepts flags for thread support... no
>     checking for ANSI C header files... rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory
>     rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory
>     yes
>     checking for sys/types.h... yes
>     checking for sys/stat.h... yes
>     checking for stdlib.h... yes
>     checking for string.h... yes
>  Note the "rm: conftest.dSYM: is a directory".  This occurred a few times
>  during the configure process.  Didn't cause it to conk out, but is annoying.

I am assuming this is on your OS X machine, Skip? I have been getting
that message for a while on my OS X machine as well. Same with some
linking message when building ctypes. Never bothered to debug them
since they never seemed to affect anything.


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