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

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 23:14:16 CEST 2008

skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     >> 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.
>     Brett> I am assuming this is on your OS X machine, Skip?
> Yes, sorry.  I forgot to mention that.  As long as someone else sees it and
> feels fine to ignore it, I'm fine with it.  I suspect it's a configure
> problem anyway, not a Python problem.

I've seen it with just about every ./configure script on OS X 10.5. It's not 
specific to Python, and I haven't seen it cause any actual problems.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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