Building python 64-bit on OS 10.5?
nad at acm.org
Thu Mar 12 19:45:44 CET 2009
<15e4667e0903121005v74d8e971ve57add393cf904ee at mail.gmail.com>,
> I've two questions:
> 1) I've been trying to building python as a 64-bit version on OS 10.5.
> I'm not too familiar with building python from scratch, and a number of
> basic attempts made from piecing together things I've seen on the web have
> failed. (For instance,
> ./configure --enable-framework --disable-toolbox-glue
> --with-universal-archs=all --with-gcc="gcc -m64"
> leads to a failure when I try to do "make", as do all other similar variants
> I've tried.)
> So, is there a good source where I can find step-by-step 64-bit build
> instructions? (I'd like to do it if possible as a framework build.) I've
> looked it up a lot on google but am mostly getting fragments of descriptions
> of errors with other people's builds.
It's hard to diagnose a problem with so little information. What
version of python? What failure? In general, though, make sure you
have a recent version of Apple's Developer Tools (aka Xcode) installed
to get the Apple-supported gcc and friends. There are a number of ways
to build either a 64-bit only or a universal build that supports 32- and
64-bit architectures. See, for example, Graham Dumpleton's instructions
at the bottom of this page:
> 2) I often use a number of python extensions like matplot, pylab, and
> ipython. Will these (especially the graphics parts) be able to build on
> top of my 64-bit installation? Is there some way to find out if they will
> likely work without actually having to build them?
You may be able to find out more by checking forums specific to those
products and/or the Mac python forum.
nad at acm.org
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