Python-3.0b1 build fails on Linux : _gestalt

Tommy Nordgren tommy.nordgren at
Thu Jun 19 13:48:44 CEST 2008

On 19 jun 2008, at 12.07, Helmut Jarausch wrote:

> Hi,
> trying to build Python-3.0b1 on my Gentoo Linux box fails with
> Failed to find the necessary bits to build these modules:
> _gestalt
> Looking at it seems that module '_gestalt'
> is only needed on Darwin but my build on Linux fails
> nevertheless.
> Thanks for any hints,
> Helmut Jarausch
> Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
> RWTH - Aachen University
> D 52056 Aachen, Germany
> --
	Have you run the configure script?
This might happen if you have copied the directory from a machine with  
Darwin/Mac OS X
See the amazing new SF reel: Invasion of the man eating cucumbers from  
outer space.
On congratulations for a fantastic parody, the producer replies :  
"What parody?"

Tommy Nordgren
tommy.nordgren at

More information about the Python-list mailing list