[Python-Dev] RELEASED Python 2.6.2

Russell E. Owen rowen at u.washington.edu
Sat Apr 18 00:47:11 CEST 2009


In article <nad-304E10.20284516042009 at news.gmane.org>,
 Ned Deily <nad at acm.org> wrote:

> In article <DD982BD4-02AB-4395-AFEE-CD3D0EEB7926 at u.washington.edu>,
>  Russell Owen <rowen at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> > I installed the Mac binary on my Intel 10.5.6 system and it works,  
> > except it still uses Apple's system Tcl/Tk 8.4.7 instead of my  
> > ActiveState 8.4.19 (which is in /Library/Frameworks where one would  
> > expect).
> > 
> > I just built python from source and that version does use ActiveState  
> > 8.4.19.
> > 
> > I wish I knew what's going on. Not being able to use the binary  
> > distros is a bit of a pain.
> 
> You're right, the tkinter included with the 2.6.2 installer is not 
> linked properly:
> 
> Is:
> $ cd /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6
> $ cd lib/python2.6/lib-dynload
> $ otool -L _tkinter.so 
> _tkinter.so:
>    /System/Library/Frameworks/Tcl.framework/Versions/8.4/Tcl 
> (compatibility version 8.4.0, current version 8.4.0)
>    /System/Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/8.4/Tk 
> (compatibility version 8.4.0, current version 8.4.0)
>    /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib [...]
> 
> should be:
> _tkinter.so:
>    /Library/Frameworks/Tcl.framework/Versions/8.4/Tcl (compatibility 
> version 8.4.0, current version 8.4.19)
>    /Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/8.4/Tk (compatibility 
> version 8.4.0, current version 8.4.19)
>    /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib [...]

Just for the record, when I built Python 2.6 from source I got the 
latter output (the desired result).

If someone can point me to instructions I'm willing to try to make a 
binary installer and make it available (though I'd much prefer to debug 
the standard installer).

-- Russell




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