How to compile on OS X PPC? was: Re: [RELEASED] Python 3.2

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Tue Feb 22 19:57:36 CET 2011


On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM, Irmen de Jong <irmen at -nospam-xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On 20-02-11 23:22, Georg Brandl wrote:
>>
>> On behalf of the Python development team, I'm delighted to announce
>> Python 3.2 final release.
>
> Thanks to all the people who worked on this.
>
> However, I'm having trouble compiling a framework build from source on Mac
> OS 10.5.8 on PowerPC.  No matter what I try (gcc 4.0, gcc 4.2, different
> compiler options), the compilation aborts with the following error:
>
> Undefined symbols:
>  "___fixdfdi", referenced from:
>      _rlock_acquire in libpython3.2m.a(_threadmodule.o)
>      _lock_PyThread_acquire_lock in libpython3.2m.a(_threadmodule.o)
>  "___moddi3", referenced from:
>      _PyThread_acquire_lock_timed in libpython3.2m.a(thread.o)
>      _acquire_timed in libpython3.2m.a(_threadmodule.o)
>  "___divdi3", referenced from:
>      _PyThread_acquire_lock_timed in libpython3.2m.a(thread.o)
>      _acquire_timed in libpython3.2m.a(_threadmodule.o)
> ld: symbol(s) not found
> /usr/bin/libtool: internal link edit command failed
>
> Google isn't much help; I tried linking with -lgcc, forcing the processor
> architecture to G4, but nothing seems to work ...
>
> Can anyone shed some light on what the compilation flags were that are used
> to build python.org's official i386+ppc universal build installer?
> Or what other thing I might do wrong?
>
> (Note: I have no trouble compiling a --enable-framework build on Mac OS
> 10.6.6 on intel.  Also, a non-framework build compiles ok on the PPC mac.)
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Irmen de Jong.

Have you tried compiling it with Macports? The port file is too much
of a mess for me to figure out exactly what is getting called in what
circumstances, but whatever they're doing probably works.



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