Unable to build libpython2.5.so on OS X 10.4

elwinter elwinter at verizon.net
Thu May 7 18:57:09 CEST 2009

Hi Ned. The Python module I am building is actually the Python module
for ROOT, a large package from CERN. However, the problem arises
before that code enters the picture, when I am building Python itself.
All I want to do is create "libpython2.5.dylib", or its equivalent,
and I can't seem to make that happen on Tiger.


On May 7, 12:41 pm, Ned Deily <n... at acm.org> wrote:
> In article
> <fde3b1d5-8a52-4ff1-9093-9ed470b4f... at g20g2000vba.googlegroups.com>,
>  Eric Winter <elwin... at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Hi all. I'm trying to build some internal code that needs to link
> > against libpython2.5.so on a OS X 10.4 (Tiger) machine. It seems that
> > no matter what combination of options and environment variables I give
> > to the configure script from python 2.5.1, all I get is the
> > libpython2.5.a (the static library). I've googled the problem and
> > searched the comp.lang.python archives, but I have been unable to find
> > anything that works.
> Perhaps I misunderstand, but if you are trying to build a C extension
> for an existing Python 2.5 installation, using Distutils from that
> installation should take care of everything for you.  Is there a
> setup.py file by any chance?  Are you using a standard python
> installation (i.e. python.org installer for instance)?  More details
> might help.
> --
>  Ned Deily,
>  n... at acm.org

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