[Python.NET] running pythonnet on MAC OSX[new to MAC and not not a programmer]

Alon Dulce alondu at gmail.com
Sat Jun 15 16:56:01 CEST 2013

Hi Brad,

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation, I will try this and
report about my progress :-)


On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 2:45 AM, brad at fie.us <brad at fie.us> wrote:

> Second, here is the latest, ugly ugly diff from my working version.
> I would not just blindly apply this.  It needs to be taken apart.   I did
> a lot of bad things in it.  It needs to be revisited.  But it does work and
> did provide me functioning pythonnet binaries and config files that work
> correctly.  It imports into the system python2.7 as well as into Maya's
> embedded Python and Nuke's embedded Python.  All on OSX.
> Some highlights…
> There were earlier commits of changes made by a user, "VIKAS DHIMAN"  And
> those changes seemed to hard-code the system to ubuntu/debian locations and
> names.  And a lot of what I had to do was revert those changes.  However, I
> have been heavy handed in this diff in some places.  Which is why I
> wouldn't want it committed back without re-working it.  It should be
> neutral, rather than for one platform or the other.
> I added dllmap entries into the .config file for OSX. I also added an
> "__internal" which is what mono will need for embedded python.  This allows
> it to run in maya and nuke on OSX in many cases.
> VIkas' setup.py file assumed the location of the pkg-config directory.  I
> removed that assumption.  So you need to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH yourself
> before building.  That is what allows you to pick which mono it builds
> against.  Which is kind of important.  And that's what a configure script
> is for.  but since there isn't one, you do it yourself.  On a proper linux
> package managed system, it's already set.   There should be no need to
> hard-code it in the default case.
> I changed the monoclr makefile to accept the existing python executable
> rather than override it.
> I changed it to use gcc to compile rather than g++.  I recall that being
> an Xcode thing.
> I updated it to use the more modern names of pkg-config packages for mono
>  and glib.  I made sure it used the glib flags too.  iirc, glib's
> pkg-config is in the mac-ports dist location per my port file.  so in my
> case, that's /opt/local/lib/pkgconfig/ .
> I have a bug fix in there that deals with "Reflection Only" assemblies
> being scanned for types when they should not be.
> I removed a clirmodule.il file that needs to not be there, in order for
> some of the build logic to function.
> I added some code to make it skip scanning of generics that have no
> namespace.  this is a hack and probably needs further review.
> And there's  ton of cruft in there where monodevelop was updating .csproj
> files and such.
> On Jun 12, 2013, at 10:35 AM, Alon Dulce <alondu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to run python.NET  on MAC OSX (Mountain Lion) and since I'm new to
> MAC/UNIX and I'm not a programmer I naturally turned to the web:
> *1st : I tried iron python using eclipse with MONO (configuring eclipse
> iron python interpreter to the mono framework
> "/Library/Frameworks/Mono.framework/Versions/icy" file) - eclipse doesn't
> allow this and I got the following error:
> "No output was in the standard output when trying to create the
> interpreter info."
> *2nd : I tried python.NET on XAMARIN :
> I found this link:
> http://curtis.schlak.com/2012/01/17/howto-run-pythonnet-on-osx.html
> I followed all the instructions but it's not clear to me how can I write
> python in XAMARIN, import clr  etc. (I set up the solution as explained in
> the link above but I'm not sure about the next step).
> * 3rd try :
> I found a post on this mailing list :
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pythondotnet/2011-September/001171.html
> I tried using the original makefile and setup.py (both makefiles) with
> "sudo setup.py install" and received the following error:
> "dyld: DYLD_ environment variables being ignored because main executable
> (/usr/bin/sudo) is setuid or setgid
> /bin/sh: pkg-config: command not found
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "setup.py", line 46, in <module>
>     argsDict = pkgconfig('glib-2.0', 'mono-2')
>   File "setup.py", line 32, in pkgconfig
>     raise RuntimeError("An error has occured")
> RuntimeError: An error has occured
> "
> I also tried editing the makefiles and setup.py according to the diff file
> supplied in the thread but still no success.
> Is there a makefile/ setup.py file that will work on MAC ? maybe some sort
> of step by step monkey guide... :-)
> I appreciate the help,
> Alon.
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