[Pythonmac-SIG] Issue with distutils on OS X ( 10.3)

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Mon Aug 16 22:55:41 CEST 2004

On Aug 16, 2004, at 4:47 PM, Nathen Hinson wrote:

> On Aug 15, 2004, at 5:54 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> On Aug 13, 2004, at 5:23 PM, Nathen Hinson wrote:
>>> 	I am receiving an error with distutils while trying to build an 
>>> extension module ( pyclips ). I get the following Traceback:
>>> TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'NoneType' objects
>>> I have taken a look at the sysconfig.py script where 
>>> customize_compiler lives and also taken a look at get_config_vars 
>>> which is trying to populate a tuple with environmental variables 
>>> which OS X does not have by default. Running get_config_vars on this 
>>> machine give me the following output:
>>> 	{'exec_prefix': 
>>> '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3', 
>>> 'prefix': 
>>> '/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.3'}
>>> The get_config_vars() in customize_compiler is looking for variables 
>>> that are not in the dictionary I get when using this function on OS 
>>> X.
>>> Does anyone on this list have any ideas or places I might look for 
>>> answers ?
>> Do you have Xcode installed?  I've never seen this error message 
>> before.
> I do have Xcode installed, however I did install it on top of the 
> 10.2.x developer tools, I did not remove the old developer tools 
> before installing Xcode. I still have the old project builder 
> application hanging around. My gcc version is 3.3 as it should be and 
> the cc is linked back to it appropriately. Do you think that still 
> having the old developer tools around might make a difference ?

Does this happen with other Python projects?  Perhaps pyclips is at 
fault.  I've never even heard of it.


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