Arrghh... Problems building Python from source on OS X --
Michael J. Fromberger
Michael.J.Fromberger at Clothing.Dartmouth.EDU
Wed Jun 28 16:53:54 CEST 2006
In article <mailman.7469.1151364820.27775.python-list at python.org>,
"J. Jeffrey Close" <jjeffreyclose at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been trying for some time to build Python 2.4.x
> from source on OS X 10.4.6. I've found *numerous*
> postings on various mailing lists and web pages
> documenting the apparently well-known problems of
> doing so. Various problems arise either in the
> ./configure step, with configure arguments that don't
> work, or in the compile, or in my case in the link
> step with libtool.
> The configure options I'm using are the following:
> --enable-framework --with-pydebug --with-debug=yes
> --prefix=/usr --with-dyld --program-suffix=.exe
> I've managed to get past configure and can compile
> everything, but in the link I get the error "Undefined
> symbols: ___eprintf" . This appears to have
> something to do with dynamic library loading not
> properly pulling in libgcc. I've tried with -lgcc in
> the LD options, but that produces a configure error
> "cannot compute sizeof...".
> If I remove "--enable-framework" the complete build
> works, but unfortunately that is the one critical
> element that I need.
> The web pages I've found referring to this range from
> 2001 to present -- still apparently everybody is
> having problems with this. Does *anybody* here have
> Python built from source on this OS?
Yes, I use Python 2.4.3 built this way. I did not have any significant
troubles building Python on my 10.4 system. My configuration step was a
little different from yours, but basically I just checked out the 2.4.3
source from Subversion, and this is how I configured it:
configure --enable-framework --enable-shared
I included /usr/local/include and /usr/local/lib so that the build could
use the version of GNU readline I installed via Darwin ports. The Tk
headers allow pythonw to build properly.
Having configured, I built and installed via:
sudo make frameworkinstall
I hope this may be helpful to you.
Michael J. Fromberger | Lecturer, Dept. of Computer Science
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sting/ | Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
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