byte code generated under linux ==> bad magic number under windows

Laszlo Zsolt Nagy gandalf at
Mon Dec 6 15:34:36 CET 2004

> I understand from my reading that a .pyc generated by python anywhere should
> run anywhere else - is that true ?
> If I generate 'compile.all' a pyc with python 2.3.3 under Linux, I get a 'bad
> magic number' trying to execute it under windows (2.4).
> What am I doing wrong ?

You should use the same python versions.

> are the pyc plateform dependant ? and if so must I generate one version for
> each version of Linux, windows ...... ?

No, it is not platform dependent, but it is version dependent.


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