[Numpy-discussion] numscons/numpy.distutils bug related to MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Tue Feb 3 18:17:34 CST 2009

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 18:12, Brian Granger <ellisonbg.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am trying to use numscons to build a project and have run into a
> show stopper.  I am using:
> OS X 10.5
> The builtin Python 2.5.2
> Here is what I see upon running python setup.py scons:
> scons: Reading SConscript files ...
> DistutilsPlatformError: $MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET mismatch: now "10.3"
> but "10.5" during configure:
>  File "/Users/bgranger/Library/Python/2.5/src/numscons/tests/examples/checkers/SConstruct",
> line 2:
>    GetInitEnvironment(ARGUMENTS).DistutilsSConscript('SConscript')
>  File "/Users/bgranger/Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/numscons-0.9.4-py2.5.egg/numscons/core/numpyenv.py",
> line 108:
> [this goes on for a while]
> This bug is one that I am familiar with.  Here is a sketch:
> * numpy.distutils sets MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.3 if
> MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET is not set in the environment.
> * But, the built-in Python on OS X 10.5 has
> MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.5.  When Python is built, it saves this
> info in a file.
> * When called distutils checks to make sure that the current value of
> MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET matches the one that was used to build
> Python.
> Hence the mismatch.  I am pretty sure that the offending code is in:
> numpy.distutils.fcompiler.gnu.get_flags_linker_so
> I think I know how to fix this and will get started on it, but I
> wanted to see if anyone else had any experience with this or knew
> another way around this.

Well, the workaround is to set MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.5 in your

Robert Kern

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