[Pythonmac-SIG] with libraries compiled with intel compilers, intel libguide.dylib not included

Dan White dan at chalkie.org.uk
Wed Jun 21 10:35:59 CEST 2006

On 20 Jun 2006, at 20:40, Ronald Oussoren wrote:

> On 20-jun-2006, at 19:08, Dan White wrote:
>> On 15 Jun 2006, at 10:55, Ronald Oussoren wrote:
>>> On 15-jun-2006, at 9:28, Dan White wrote:
>>>> So yes there are some DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH suff set.
>>>> Maybe therein lies the problem...?
>>>> Python probably doesn't know about that stuff?
>>> That might be the problem, and seems to indicate that Intel does  
>>> something completely wrong. Any use of the DYLD_* variables in a  
>>> production environment is an indication that something fishy is  
>>> going on. Unlike linux executables on osx contain the full path  
>>> to libraries they link to. If DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH is needed the  
>>> compiler doesn't include the full path to some libraries that are  
>>> needed. It should be possible to teach py2app/macholib about this  
>>> "feature" of the intel compiler, but you'll probably have to do  
>>> that yourself.
>> I tried fixing the .dylibs in my application bindle (made by py2app)
>>  that were unable to find libguide.dylib
>> using for instance
>> install_name_tool -change libguide.dylib @executable_path/../ 
>> Frameworks/libguide.dylib /Users/dan/Desktop/bioimagexdsvn/trunk/ 
>> dist/BioImageXD.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/ 
>> libvtkGraphicsPythonD.5.1.dylib
> Hmm, this could turn out to be interesting :-). Could you check the  
> license of the intel compiler, are you allowed to do this?
> BTW. A better fix would be to rewrite the install_name  of the  
> libguide.dylib in /opt/intel/cc/.../, then py2app would automaticly  
> copy the library and rewrite the install_name.

here is the license from intel pages for the OS X intel compilers


doesn't look good.
Even the non profit license does not seem to allow redistribution of  
their materials.
Which seems rather odd, since the libguide.dyli is no use to anyone  
who isnt using their compiers
or binaries generated by them,
so they only stand to gain by their redistribution with fast intel  
compiled binaries...

big business.....

i will ask for clarification regarding open source free software  


Dr. Daniel James White BSc. (Hons.) PhD
Bioimaging Coordinator
Nanoscience Centre and Department of Biological and Environmental  
Division of Molecular Recognition
Ambiotica C242
PO Box 35
University of Jyväskylä
FIN 40014

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