py27-spyder fails to build on Mountain Lion

David Nicholls david at
Sun Jul 29 02:47:02 PDT 2012

Following exactly the "maintenance" instructions on the Macports website for upgrading to a new OS, and attempting to install py27-spyder (v 2.1.10), I get the following:

Error: for port py27-pyobjc returned: command execution failed
Error: Failed to install py27-pyobjc
Please see the log file for port py27-pyobjc for details:
Error: The following dependencies were not installed: py27-spyder py27-matplotlib py27-pyobjc-cocoa py27-pyobjc py27-tkinter tk Xft2 fontconfig xrender xorg-libX11 xorg-bigreqsproto xorg-inputproto xorg-kbproto xorg-libXau xorg-xproto xorg-libXdmcp xorg-libxcb xorg-libpthread-stubs xorg-xcb-proto xorg-xcmiscproto xorg-xextproto xorg-xf86bigfontproto xorg-xtrans xorg-renderproto tcl xorg-libXScrnSaver xorg-libXext autoconf help2man p5.12-locale-gettext m4 automake libtool xorg-util-macros xorg-scrnsaverproto py27-pep8 pep8_select py27-pil lcms tiff jpeg py27-pyflakes pyflakes_select py27-pyqt4 py27-sip qt4-mac dbus libmng py27-rope py27-scipy SuiteSparse gcc45 cctools cctools-headers ld64 dyld-headers libunwind-headers llvm-3.1 llvm_select gcc_select gmp libmpc mpfr ppl glpk swig-python bison gsed swig pcre py27-sphinx py27-docutils py27-roman py27-jinja2 py27-markupsafe py27-pygments sphinx_select
To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
Error: Processing of port py-spyder failed

I have logged a ticket #35399  (as dcn at including the log file.

Before I attempted this exercise, py-spyder worked perfectly well, but Macports reported a series of outdated ports (though not reported under Lion immediately before the OS upgrade). I propose to copy the (safe) old /opt/local folder back so that I can continue to use py-spyder.

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Australian National University

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