[Pythonmac-SIG] libpython for 2.4.1 on OSX 10.3

Eli Stevens (WG.c) listsub at wickedgrey.com
Wed Aug 17 00:36:18 CEST 2005

Bob Ippolito wrote:
> On Aug 16, 2005, at 9:36 AM, Eli Stevens (WG.c) wrote:
>> I'm trying to get Inline::Python (allows python to be called from perl
>> with very little glue) working on OSX 10.3.  I have installed the
>> framework build of 2.4.1 and am able to use it, run scripts, etc.
> Sounds like their build scripts are broken.  The correct way to  
> determine how to link to Python is to ask Python (via distutils, or  
> read its Makefile directly).  You should talk to them about this  problem.

Thanks for the quick response.  :)

I'll see what trouble I can stir up on that side of the fence and will 
report back.  :)

> However, the quick & dirty workaround would to be to do something  like 
> this:
> sudo ln -s /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/include/ 
> python2.4 /usr/local/include/python2.4
> sudo ln -s /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python / 
> usr/local/lib/libpython2.4.dylib
> It should be able to use -lpython2.4 at that point, and might even  find 
> the include files where it expects to find them.

Previously, I had tried giving the real filenames to the inline install, 
and it didn't work.  After creating the symlinks, the behavior remained 
unchanged (including a make clean; make; make install of 
Inline::Python).  :/  As far as I know, I used the standard MacPython 
package to install[1], and I don't believe that I chose anything but 
standard/default options.  Are there other libraries that need to be 
pulled in along with libpython?  Some -lfoo I need to specify?

I feel like I'm missing something obvious, but I'm a relative OSX 
newbie, and am not really familiar with the spin OSX puts on things 
targeted for Linux (not that I'm a Linux guru either).

Thanks again for your help,

[1] - MD5 (MacPython-OSX-2.4.1-1.dmg) = 1db4d575a2c5d6ab24be10c38154551a

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