[Numpy-discussion] OS X installers - naming scheme and 2.7 annoyance

Vincent Davis vincent@vincentdavis....
Sat Oct 16 11:04:16 CDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 4:18 AM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With there being two different installers for Python 2.7 on python.org
> (10.3+ has ppc/i386, 10.5+ has ppc/i386/x86_64) a change to the naming
> scheme is needed for the numpy binaries. That's assuming we provide
> two corresponding installers with the same arches. I propose the
> following:
> "numpy-%s-py%s-python.org-macosx%s.dmg" % (fullversion, pyver, osxver)
> http://github.com/rgommers/numpy/commit/2b1eb79a63cba4
> These two 2.7 versions are fairly annoying by the way - only one of
> them can live in /Library/Frameworks. Here are the options I see to
> fix this:
> 1) Manually reinstall the desired version, then build the installer against it.
> 2) Have two clearly named virtualenvs for them and build against those
> executables without activating the virtualenvs. Then change the
> hardcoded python executable path in the generated Info.plist files
> under tools/numpy-macosx-installer/content/.
> 3) Have only the 10.5 py27 installed, create the 10.3 numpy installer
> by specifying all CFLAGS/LDFLAGS in the paver script.
> I'm not liking any of those options much. Anyone have a better idea?
> The python.org offering may change again in the near future by the
> way. Excerpt from an email by Ronald Oussoren on the pythonmac list:
> "The consensus at the [europython] summit was to replace the
> macosx10.5 installer (ppc, x86, x86_64) by a macosx10.6 (x86, x86_64)
> installer for future releases. That enables linking with Tk 8.5 and
> that would solve a number of issues other than being available in
> 64-bit code. Users of OSX 10.5 (or earlier) can still use the
> macosx10.3 installer, that would stay the same. The only difference
> for OSX 10.5 users is that they cannot use 64-bit code without
> building their own binaries."

Just to be clear. If we are building a 10.5 numpy py27 release we
should be building it on Python
"32-bit Mac Installer disk image (2.7) for OS X 10.3 and later (sig)".
Is this correct or the proposal?


> Finally, this post is related:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.apple/17182, will be
> relevant for numpy too.
> Ralf
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Vincent Davis

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