[Pythonmac-SIG] ANN: ActivePython is now available

bear bear42 at code-bear.com
Wed Jan 25 06:55:51 CET 2006

Trent Mick wrote:
> [Kent Quirk wrote]
>> In the hopes of avoiding some redundant work...I happen to be sitting in
>> a workshop at the Apple campus as I speak, and one of the Apple
>> engineers here has just modified the Apple 2.3.5 build system to work
>> with 2.4.2, and to build a Universal version of Python 2.4.2. I haven't
>> run a full suite of tests, but it does appear to work.
>> He has promised that he's going to post those changes to the
>> pythonmac.org wiki Real Soon Now, hopefully today. 
> Good to hear.
*very* cool - please post a url as soon as you can !

>> There is a problem with it, which is that it builds int
>> /System/Library/Frameworks. I've sent him email asking for that to
>> change, but I don't know where that will end up.
> Probably a patch to python/Mac/OSX/Makefile changing the value of
> "prefix".
> Or, actually (slowly remembering), I believe you can set that with the
> "./configure --prefix" option.
The --prefix option will tell configure where to place the files so you 
don't overwrite your current python. 

I am looking forward to seeing what the UB related options are - when I 
have tried the ones mentioned in the Tech Notes (CFLAGS= -isysroot 
/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -arch ppc -arch i386 and LDFLAGS= 
-isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk 
-syslibroot,/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk) I end up with odd ld errors.

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