Shared library Python on Mac OS X 64-bit

Uberman bhood37 at
Thu Mar 5 20:24:45 CET 2009

Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> 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 \
>  --with-universal-archs=all
> This would put stuff under /usr/local/python-2.5.4.

While that looked promising, Graham, it didn't actually address my needs.
"--with-universal-archs=all" produces binaries for "ppc" and "i386".  I need
64-bit binaries (i.e., "x86_64").  Also, after building with your settings,
there are no shared libraries produced.  All I get is the static-link library,
"libpython2.5.a", which is what I'm getting with every other configuration as

So, indeed, I now know that I needn't place frameworks into default locations,
but that doesn't really get me any closer to producing a 64-bit Python shared
library.  Thanks for trying, though.

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