Building Python on Solaris 10?

Judy Booth Judy at invalid.invalid
Thu Oct 29 21:36:01 CET 2009

"M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at> wrote in 
news:mailman.2237.1256807688.2807.python-list at

> Why are you building with "--with-universal-archs=64-bit
> --enable-universalsdk" on Solaris ?
> Those options should only be used for Mac OS X.
> Python currently does not support building universal binaries
> on Solaris.
> If you're still having problems, you might want to look at this
> patch:
> If it works for you, please add a comment.

I can't answer the question about univeral binaries because I'm not 
building it myself. As a software developer I can build our software 
releases on the Solaris boxes but I have to ask one of the sysadmins to 
install new software on there and the one tring to install Python for us 
ran into problems.

Thanks for the comments - I will take a look at that patch and see if it 
helps. However, from the sound of it I think the next step may be for me 
to either sit with him or build it myself and then tell him what he needs 
to do.

Whatever we end up doing I will try to post an update on here about how 
we resolve this.



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