[Numpy-discussion] OS X binaries for releases

Chris Barker - NOAA Federal chris.barker@noaa....
Thu Aug 22 15:05:54 CDT 2013

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Russell E. Owen <rowen@uw.edu> wrote:
> I'll be interested to learn how you make binary installers for python
> 3.x because the standard version of bdist_mpkg will not do it. I have
> heard of two other projects (forks or variants of bdist_mpkg) that will,
> but I have no idea of either is supported.

Ideally -- we go to binary wheels -- but don't know if the world is
ready for that.

> I have been able to building packages on 10.8 using
> MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.6 that will run on 10.6, so it will probably
> work. However I have run into several odd problems over the years
> building a binary installer on a newer system only to find it won't work
> on older systems for various reasons. Thus my personal recommendation is
> that you build on 10.6 if you want an installer that reliably works for
> 10.6 and later.

That is the easiest and most robust, for sure. And you can also keep
that system "clean" -- i.e. no libfreetypes around to acidentally link



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