[SciPy-user] ld unknown flag macosx_version_min

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Mar 17 15:27:39 CDT 2007

Dan Schult wrote:
> I've got a Mac OSx 10.4.8 machine and am compiling
> scipy according to the instructions on the webpage.  I've
> got gcc 4.0.0 gfortran 4.3.0 fftw3.0 and svn versions of numpy
> and scipy.   My python is version 2.5.
> Building numpy goes smoothly, but when I try scipy I have an ld error.
> It seems to be using a linker option I am not familiar with and I can't
> find it in the package anywhere.  Could it be coming from the
> python 2.5 binary I downloaded?  Anyway, how do I turn it off or get
> an ld that accepts this option?
> The option is  macosx_version_min

I have gcc 4.0.1 and gfortran 4.3.0 installed on my system, and I do not see
this problem. Can you try upgrading to the latest version of Xcode (which should
have gcc 4.0.1)? It's not coming from Python but, I suspect, gfortran.

Robert Kern

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