How to build Python from a source distribution. ----------------------------------------------- NOTE: These notes are for building a Python from a machine-independent source distribution, *not* for building a Python from a mac-specific source distribution. You will need a Python source distribution in tar form. So, the first thing you need is a tar program for the mac. Suntar is reasonable and can be found at the info-mac sites. Edit the preferences to make it extract C sources with creator CWIE and .py files as text files with creator Pyth, this will save you work later. You will also need CodeWarrior 11. If you have another development environment you are on your own, basically. When you've extracted everything you may have to unpack the .hqx files in Mac:Resources and Mac:mwerks:Projects (but suntar may have done this for you already). You have to remove Modules:fmmodule.c, the SGI fm module, which has a name conflict with the Mac Fmmodule.c. Next, create your build directories. I use the following naming convention: build.macppc.shared PowerPC shared-library build.mac68k.stand 68K non-shared and there are also projects for ppc standalone and some others, they may be useful at times. The project files expect the build directories to be located right in the main python folder, if you put them elsewhere you will have to edit the access paths. Move MWCPythonCoreRuntime.�, PythonCore.�, PythonPPC.� and PythonApplet.� (from the Mac:mwerks:projects folder) to build.macppc.shared, move Python68K.� to build.mac68k.stand. Now, your folder structure more-or-less resembles that of what comes with the mac source distribution. Read the file Mac:Demo:building.html for further instructions. Jack Jansen, CWI, 28 May 1997.