Lots of Python issues on Leopard

Rob Hudson rob at cogit8.org
Mon Nov 19 11:20:28 PST 2007

I've used Python (and Django) on MacPorts on Tiger for a long time.  I
recently got a new machine at work and installed MacPorts on Leopard
using the 1.5 version for 10.5.

The installs went ok (except for py-mysql but I worked around it and
posted a comment on the bug).

Now I'm seeing strange errors in a few places.  I randomly get "Bus
error" errors that terminate Python.  I'm not sure why and there
doesn't seem to be a pattern.  Sometimes something simple like "import
sys" will throw a Bus error.  I've even gotten one by doing "print a"
where "a = [1,2,3]".

Has anyone else noticed issues with Python on Leopard?

Here's my installed ports:
The following ports are currently installed:
  apr @1.2.11_0+darwin_9 (active)
  apr-util @1.2.10_0 (active)
  curl @7.17.1_0 (active)
  db44 @4.4.20_1 (active)
  expat @2.0.1_0 (active)
  gawk @3.1.5_2 (active)
  gettext @0.17_1 (active)
  git-core @ (active)
  libiconv @1.12_0 (active)
  mysql5 @5.0.45_3+server (active)
  ncurses @5.6_0 (active)
  ncursesw @5.6_0 (active)
  neon @0.26.4_0 (active)
  openssh @4.7p1_1 (active)
  openssl @0.9.8g_0 (active)
  p5-error @0.15_0 (active)
  perl5.8 @5.8.8_0 (active)
  pkgconfig @0.22_0 (active)
  popt @1.12_0 (active)
  py-elementtree @1.2.6-20050316_1 (active)
  py-markdown @1.6a_1 (active)
  py-mysql @1.2.2_0 (active)
  py-readline @2.4.4_0 (active)
  py-setuptools @0.6c7_0 (active)
  py-textile @2.0.11_0 (active)
  python24 @2.4.4_1+darwin_9 (active)
  readline @5.2.007_0+darwin_9 (active)
  rsync @2.6.9_1 (active)
  sqlite3 @3.5.2_0 (active)
  subversion @1.4.5_0 (active)
  wget @1.10.2_0 (active)
  zlib @1.2.3_1 (active)


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