[Pythonmac-SIG] Re: Python for Mac OS X public beta
Steven D. Majewski
Fri, 20 Oct 2000 11:31:22 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Jack Jansen wrote:
> as the developer tools aren't available on MacOSX for mere mortals
> (you either have to be an apple developer to get them, or go out and
> find the Darwin tools and load those) could one of the people who was
> involved with getting Python to run on OSX whip up a binary
> If needed I can provide ftpspace to put it, but I don't have the time
> to put this thing together...
If you've got somewhere for me to upload it, I've got 2.0c1 for
OSX with expat, Tkinter and pygtk support. I would have done it
for 2.0 final by now, but I haven't been able to connect to
pythonlabs.com since yesterday.
I assume the best format would be a tar file of /usr/local/bin/python*
and /usr/local/lib/python2.0/* -- I could do it relative from
/usr/local, but I'm not sure how python gets the base directory --
is it done at runtime or install time? ( i.e. If you install it
somewhere other than /usr/local, will it still have the correct
python paths? )
I could also just tar up the distribution directory with binaries
ready for a "make install", but Python, expat, tcl/tk and pygtk
( and Gtk ) are all in separate directories.
The tkinter and gtk python modules are dynamically loadable, but
they are statically linked (I think) to the tk & gtk libs, so
perhaps those don't have to be separately installed.
Is there a volunteer to test whatever distribution I build to
check whether everthing necessary to run is indeed included ?
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