Do MacOS X dmg installers still only provide 32 bit Python framework?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Mon Mar 9 08:14:14 CET 2009

Graham Dumpleton wrote:
> I'd rather not have to download and install them as I don't want to be
> installing them into my actual system, so can someone please tell me
> whether the MacOS X dmg installers provided from are
> still not full universal builds. That is, that the Python framework
> component only contains 32 bit architecture images and not also 64 bit
> architecture images.

Yes, that is still the case.

> If this still is an issue, then I'll log a bug report so that full
> support is included in the future.

Please, no. Trust that the people creating them are aware that it is
desirable to provide 64-bit binaries. Also trust that there are severe
technical problems that prevented that from happening so far.


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