[Numpy-discussion] help from OS X 10.5 users wanted

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Tue Oct 12 17:38:00 CDT 2010


On 10/12/10 2:00 PM, Vincent Davis wrote:
> I could do 10.4 also. For me doing this is maybe best described as a
> curiosity. But my understanding was that some where having trouble
> install on 10.5 with binaries made on 10.6. So if I can learn
> something and help others that is great.

Well, I appreciate the effort.

> Therefore I am interested in any input or advice you have.
>
> So what exacty do you think should be done?

Ideally, I think the Mac numpy binaries should match the python.org 
python binaries:


Python 2.5: 32-bit PPC/i386 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.6

Python 2.6: 32-bit PPC/i386 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.6

Python 2.7 32-bit PPC/i386 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 through 10.6

Python 2.7 PPC/i386/x86-64 for Mac OS X 10.5 or later

Python 3 ??? (similar I think)

Supporting 10.3.9 may be a bit much these days, so it's probably easiest 
to build on a 10.4 machine, except for the 2.7 64bit build on 10.5.

In theory, it should all be buildable on 10.6, but I know I've struggled 
with doing that sort of thing -- but maybe the macpython folks could help.

In the past, numpy builds have "just worked", so maybe it's as simple as 
finding a 10.4 machine to build on (I don't have one anymore, we're not 
allowed to have them on our network, since Apple stopped supplying 
security patches)

Thanks,

-Chris



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