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

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker@noaa....
Wed Oct 13 11:44:56 CDT 2010

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?

>     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.

2) Punt, and just build on an older system. It sounds like Vincent may 
be able to help out with that.

(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 

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?


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

Emergency Response Division
NOAA/NOS/OR&R            (206) 526-6959   voice
7600 Sand Point Way NE   (206) 526-6329   fax
Seattle, WA  98115       (206) 526-6317   main reception


More information about the NumPy-Discussion mailing list