py27-spyder fails to build on Mountain Lion

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Sun Jul 29 07:38:18 PDT 2012

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 5:47 AM, David Nicholls <david at>wrote:

> 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:

Did you upgrade python and py27-distribute first?  The latter has compiler
information baked into it which will be incorrect after upgrading to Xcode
4.4 as required by Mountain Lion, and that outdated information will
probably break some Python-related builds.

Similar concerns apply to the perl5 ports (which themselves have the
compiler information baked in), php*-pear, etc.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at
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