Shared library Python on Mac OS X 64-bit

Graham Dumpleton Graham.Dumpleton at
Tue Mar 3 23:46:10 CET 2009

On Mar 4, 2:29 am, Uberman <bhoo... at> wrote:
> Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> > Why don't you want to use MacOS X Framework libraries? It is the
> > better installation method.
> Because I'm not installing Python, I'm building it.  If I were just interested
> in installing Python, I wouldn't care whether it was static or shared libraries.
> This is all very specific to my product.  We are not just OS X, but Windows
> and Linux as well.  Because of this, we use an SDK/ folder that has all the
> third-party dependencies contained within it (in a non-platform way).
> Frameworks are OS X-specific.  I build Python within its distribution folder,
> and then package that same folder up into an archive that gets deposited into
> the SDK/ folder.  The product then builds against that.

I don't understand the problem, you can say where it installs the
framework, it doesn't have to be under /Library, so can be in your
special SDK folder. For example:

./configure --prefix=/usr/local/python-2.5.4  \
 --enable-framework=/usr/local/python-2.5.4/frameworks \
 --enable-universalsdk=/ MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.5 \

This would put stuff under /usr/local/python-2.5.4.

The only thing am not sure about though is what happens to some MacOS
X .app stuff it tries to install. I vaguely remember it still tried to
install them elsewhere, so may have to disable them being installed


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