[Python-Dev] Python 2.7 Won't Build

Tom Browder tom.browder at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 21:20:08 CEST 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 13:05, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 9/20/2010 10:31 AM, Tom Browder wrote:
> ...
>> I see that the configure file has some architecture choices
>> (--with-universal-archs=ARCH) but no explanation about the
>> consequences.
>> Can anyone explain the two different "default" installations I got?
> At the moment, this appears to be question about "how do I use (build) a
> current release" rather than a bug report or "how do we develop (improve)
> future releases" question. As such, it seems a bit more appropriate for
> python-list. In any case, there are expert gcc/unix builders and users there
> who might be able to answer your question.

The more I look into it, though, it seems to be a legitimate developer
question.  The python installation scripts know how to install on a
mixed 32/64 bit system but missed fixing it to look like a more
universal system (if that's the proper word) for programs wanting to
read its installation configuration.



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