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

Nathan frizop at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 24 10:41:39 CDT 2006

I figured it out, 
listed here: http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-bugs-list/2006-March/032348.html 
it says that there is a bug in the python Makefile when you do a ./configure --framework and then make. 
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The arch flag for the Python shared library in 
the framework is incorrect. 
file shows Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python 
to be a PPC binary. 
scroll up in terminal to find link statement for 
libtool -o Python.framework/Versions/2.4/Python 
-dynamic  libpython2.4.a \ 
         -lSystem -lSystemStubs -arch_only ppc 
-compatibility_version 2.4 -current_version 2.4 
The '-arch_only ppc' flag is the problem. 
After running configure, open makefile and so 
a s/arch_only ppc/arch_only i386/g 
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 So there you have it, I did a ./configure, then a "sed -i 's/arch_only ppc/arch_only i386/g' Makefile"

make; sudo make install

and it works fine.

Thanks for all of your help.

----- Original Message ---- 
From: Steve Lianoglou  
To: Nathan  
Cc: ipython-user at scipy.org 
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:15:45 AM 
Subject: Re: [IPython-user] Can somebody help me with readline support? 
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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