[Pythonmac-SIG] Framework build of 2.4.2

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Oct 28 21:09:38 CEST 2005

On Oct 28, 2005, at 5:03 AM, Ronald Oussoren wrote:

> On 27-okt-2005, at 23:37, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> On Oct 27, 2005, at 2:29 PM, Samuel M. Smith wrote:
>>> Will there be a framework installer for python 2.4.2?
>> Not particularly soon unless someone else does it.
> I can boot into 10.3 if necessary. How does one build the "unofficial
> offical" Python installer? I suppose by running the 'build' script in
> Mac/OSX/Dist.

To my recollection, yes.  There are three caveats that I can remember  

1. It does not make a pydoc symlink for /usr/local/bin, that should  
be fixed (a make frameworkinstall issue)
2. It might make a header file that won't allow extensions to compile  
on 10.4, check that first (that's what the Tiger fix is)
3. Something to do with the documentation and IDLE and/or PythonIDE  
might not work?  I don't remember the details, and I never tried to  
fix it.

> Do I need to install other software before trying to build the
> installer? Waste springs to mind, BerkeleyDB is another one.

I would suggest having Waste, BerkeleyDB, readline and TclTkAqua  
installed when building it, and I would make sure that BerkeleyDB and  
readline are static so that there aren't any dylib dependencies there  
(Waste is only available static anyway).

It's good to have TclTkAqua there, although it will not function on  
10.3 systems without TclTkAqua installed, it *will* function on all  
10.4 systems because TclTkAqua ships by default and it will look in / 
System/Library/Frameworks when it's not found in /Library/Frameworks.


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