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

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Thu Oct 14 08:26:59 CDT 2010


On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 12:44 AM, Christopher Barker
<Chris.Barker@noaa.gov>wrote:

> On 10/13/10 8:30 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> >     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.
>
> It sounds like they work on everything except Intel 10.5 -- is that right?
>
> That's right.


> >     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
>
> Well, there are two options now:
>
> 1) keep trying to fix that error -- a post to the pythonmac list might
> help there.
>

Will try that.

>
> 2) Punt, and just build on an older system. It sounds like Vincent may
> be able to help out with that.
>
> He is. Good to do in parallel with 1).


> (I've got a Intel 10.6 system and a PPC 10.5 system now, but I'll
> probably lose the 10.5 one soon)
>
> On 10/12/10 6:12 PM, Vincent Davis wrote:
> >>> install on 10.5 with binaries made on 10.6. So if I can learn
> >>> something and help others that is great.
>
> Vincent -- if you are game, I suggest:
>
> Set up a 10.4 system, install the python.org 2.5, 2.6 and 32bit 2.7
> binaries.
>
> On that, build:
>
> >> 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
>
> On a 10.5 system, build:
>
> >> Python 2.7 PPC/i386/x86-64 for Mac OS X 10.5 or later
>
> As for Python 3k -- I have no idea!
>
> I might be able to do the 10.5 builds -- but I don't know for how long.
>
> Do you have the machines (or VMs) to do that?
>
> Thanks so much!
>
> NOTE: are there buildbots somewhere that could be used for this?
>
> There's only one OS X buildbot (
http://buildbot.scipy.org/builders/MacOSX_x86_64), but last time it
connected was in July.

Ralf
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