macports 1.8 upgrade from scratch: python build failed

Peter Koellner peter at
Tue Sep 1 12:23:35 PDT 2009


After installing Mac OS X 10.6, I had to upgrade Xcode to 3,2 and macPorts 1.6 to
1.8. Unfortunately, nothing short of uninstalling all packages worked,
and I am in the process of reinstalling everything.
So while installing the prerequisites of gimp, the following error
shows up. Any idea how to fix this?

--->  Attempting to fetch Python-2.6.2.tar.bz2 from
--->  Verifying checksum(s) for python26
--->  Extracting python26
--->  Applying patches to python26
--->  Configuring python26
--->  Building python26
Error: Target returned: shell command " cd
       && /usr/bin/make all MAKE="/usr/bin/make CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.2" "
       returned error 2
Command output: if test ""; then \
 		/usr/bin/gcc-4.2 -o
       Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python  -dynamiclib \
       					    		-isysroot "" \
       libpython2.6.a -Wl,-single_module \
 		-compatibility_version 2.6 \
 				       	   -current_version 2.6; \
         else \
 	     /usr/bin/libtool -o Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python
       -dynamic  libpython2.6.a \
       			        -lSystem -lSystemStubs -arch_only i386
       -compatibility_version 2.6 -current_version 2.6 ;\
/usr/bin/install -c -d -m 755  \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 Mac/Resources/framework/Info.plist \
ln -fsn 2.6 Python.framework/Versions/Current
ln -fsn Versions/Current/Python Python.framework/Python
ln -fsn Versions/Current/Headers Python.framework/Headers
ln -fsn Versions/Current/Resources Python.framework/Resources
/usr/bin/gcc-4.2 -L/opt/local/lib -u _PyMac_Error
       Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python -o python.exe \
       					      Modules/python.o \
ld: warning: in Python.framework/Versions/2.6/Python, file is not of
       required architecture
Undefined symbols:
   "_PyMac_Error", referenced from:
   "_Py_Main", referenced from:
       _main in python.o
ld: symbol(s) not found
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [python.exe] Error 1

Error: The following dependencies failed to build: gimp-app gimp2 gegl
babl librsvg libgsf gnome-vfs gconf gtk2 atk gtk-doc gnome-doc-utils
py26-libxml2 python26 rarian getopt intltool gnome-common
p5-getopt-long p5-pathtools p5-scalar-list-utils cairo libpixman
libpng jasper jpeg pango shared-mime-info tiff xorg-libXcomposite
xorg-compositeproto xorg-libXfixes xorg-fixesproto xorg-libXcursor
xorg-libXdamage xorg-damageproto xorg-libXi xorg-libXinerama
xorg-xineramaproto xorg-libXrandr xorg-randrproto orbit2 libidl
policykit gnome-mime-data libbonobo w3m boehmgc ffmpeg XviD dirac
cppunit faac mp4v2 faad2 gmake lame libogg libsdl-devel libtheora
libvorbis schroedinger liboil x264 graphviz gd2 xpm urw-fonts
xorg-libXaw xorg-libXmu xorg-libXt xorg-libsm xorg-libice libopenraw
boost boost-jam libsdl libspiro lua openexr ilmbase lcms libexif
libgnomeui gnome-icon-theme hicolor-icon-theme icon-naming-utils
p5-xml-simple p5-xml-namespacesupport p5-xml-sax gnome-keyring
libgcrypt libgpg-error libtasn1 libbonoboui libglade2 libgnome esound
audiofile libgnomecanvas libmng libwmf poppler openjpeg poppler-data
py25-gtk py25-cairo py25-numpy fftw-3 py25-nose py25-setuptools
python25 py25-gobject gimp-jp2 gimp-lqr-plugin liblqr
gtk-nodoka-engine coreutils gmp gutenprint icns-gimp macclipboard-gimp
macfile-gimp ufraw exiv2 gtkimageview xsane sane-backends
libusb-compat libusb
Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.

peter koellner <peter at>

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