py2app is broken?

Joshua Root jmr at
Mon Jan 25 21:35:54 PST 2010

On 2010-1-26 15:34 , Ben Lau wrote:
> Hi ,
>     I am using macports 1.8.2 on SnowLeopard, and I would like to
> build a dmg of a python program , but it do not work.
> Repeat instruction:
> $ touch
> $ py2applet --make-setup
> $ python2.5 py2app

Python 2.5 as distributed upstream does not build 64-bit on OS X at all,
and they have no plans to fix that. We use some backported patches that
allow it to at least compile, but it's no doubt still broken in many places.

If someone supplies a fix for this particular issue we will happily
apply it, but if you want to use 64-bit Python on OS X, you really need
to be using 2.6+.

- Josh

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