Issue #66 resolved

time.sleep(1) crashed script

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yesterday I downloaded py2app from bitbucket and built it. Now I am trying to build an application (on Mac OS X 10.7.4). Running this application on 10.7 and 10.8 works. But now I try and run the application on 10.6 and get an error "Illegal Instruction".

You can find the crashlog at:

The output when running it:

./ 1350554252.17 Illegal instruction

Comments (7)

  1. Ronald Oussoren repo owner

    Which python build do you use? (Apple's, binary installer from, self build, home-brew, macports, ...)

    The crash appears to be in python itself (in the implementation of time.sleep), which is odd .

  2. Ronald Oussoren repo owner

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    I could do that, but that wouldn't really help w.r.t. fixing the problem. I'll try to reproduce this problem later this week on my machines, building on OSX 10.8 and running on 10.6.

  3. Ronald Oussoren repo owner

    Homebrew appears to install with MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET set to the current OS, which means it will only work on the same major OSX release as the build machine or any newer OSX release.

    This explains why your program crashed on OSX 10.6, and that the installer fixed that issue.

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