[IPython-user] Can somebody help me with readline support?

Steve Lianoglou lists.steve at arachnedesign.net
Thu Aug 24 10:15:45 CDT 2006

Hi Again,

> So when trying to follow the instructions listed in the site you  
> linked, I got the following error:
> /usr/bin/ld: warning Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python cputype  
> (18, architecture ppc) does not match cputype (7) for specified - 
> arch flag: i386 (file not loaded)
> /usr/bin/ld: Undefined symbols:
> _PyMac_Error
> _Py_Main
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [python.exe] Error 1
> It would appear that intel arch is not supported on OS X? I'm going  
> to research the python forums/lists whatever and see how they fix  
> it. In the mean time, I'll check out Darrens response and see if I  
> can figure out what he has done.

Hmm .. it definitely is .. since I'm running on an MacBook Pro  
myself :-)

I think that's a really weird error you're getting -- why do I see  
"make: *** [python.exe] Error 1" bombing out there? Aren't *.exe  
files an  MS Windows thing?

Is this happening during compilation of python itself? I've compiled  
python before and I'm pretty sure I didn't hit any speed bumps (with  
that part, at least) and there's nothing particularly special about  
my compiling environment. You didn't happen to switch to using gcc3.3  
with that gcc_select call, did you?

Also it seemed like you had another version of 2.4 installed .. where/ 
what did you use for that? Maybe you could remove your previously  
installed version and try again (I think the user installed one is  
in /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/ (where as the official  
system one is in

Sorry you're having problems ... if the MacPython thing doesn't work  
out for you, I can try to help out w/ compiling your own, or setting  
you up with darwinports (http://macports.org/).


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