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

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Wed Oct 13 10:30:15 CDT 2010


On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:48 AM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov>wrote:

> Ralf Gommers wrote:
> > Yes I got one response at http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/ticket/1322, a
> > negative one unfortunately.
>
> For what it's worth, the posted binary seems to work fine on my OS-X
> 10.5 PPC system (python2.6), so maybe the PPC part works, the Intel part
> not.
>
> Thanks, good to know.


> > My conclusion is that binaries built on 10.6
> > do not work on 10.5 even when using the correct SDK and deployment
> > target.
>
> Well, I still think if you do everything right, it works, but yes, it is
> a pain to get right, and a pain to test. Building on the oldest system
> you want to support is a lot easier.
>

I don't think so - at least I have not been able to find a fix for the error
below in the many many bug reports one can find:

ImportError?: dlopen(somefile.so, 2): no suitable image found. Did find:

    somefile.so: unknown required load command 0x80000022



> > Sage distributes separate binaries for each OS X version, presumably
> > compiled on those same versions. If we want to have a 10.5 binary we
> > should just do the same.
>
> I don't think so -- that's a lot to maintain, and the older versions
> work on the newer OS -- so why build the newer?
>

Good point. I was starting from the assumption I would be building on 10.6
anyway, since that's the only version I have available myself.

>
> Also a lot (OK -- some, I have no idea how many) of us re-distribute,
> via py2app, and so need Universal binaries that work on all the systems
> we need to support.
>
> 10.4 or greater would be great -- basically matching the python.orgbuilds.
>
> > The binary naming scheme should also change to include the version.
>
> yup.
>
>
> Thanks for working in this!
>
> -Chris
>
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