py33-pyqt4 32 or 64 bit???

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Tue Jun 11 09:49:10 PDT 2013

On Jun 11, 2013, at 9:17 AM, Timothy W. Grove <tim_grove at> wrote:

> I've recently installed Python 3.3 and PyQt4 on Mountain Lion using MacPorts following the instructions found at 
> sudo port install py33-pyqt4
> Does this install a 32 or 64 bit version of Python 3.3? Do I have a choice of versions? 

You can see the installed architectures with "port -v installed python33".

> The version I've installed does appear to be 64bit, but my application uses the qt bindings for VLC which depend upon a 32 bit version of python, and there doesn't seem to be a way around the issue at the moment if I can't use or switch to a 32 bit python environment. (
> Any comments?

Install it universal and use arch(1) or ARCHPREFERENCES to select the desired architecture for your Python.

    % sudo port install python33 +universal
    % man arch


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