Problem installing pyobjc-core 2.5.1 via pip

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I'm on a 32-bit Intel Mac, running OS X 10.6.8. I just had to re-install everything after a hard drive issue, and I'm trying to get my dev environment back up for a python project. I'm using most everything via homebrew and pip.

XCode: 3.2.6 Python: 2.7.7 Setuptools: 4.0.1

Doing a pip install of pyobjc-core, it fails. The last few lines are:


  File "build/bdist.macosx-10.6-i386/egg/setuptools/command/", line 9, in run

  File "/usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.7_1/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/command/", line 115, in install

    outfiles = self.copy_tree(self.build_dir, self.install_dir)

  File "build/bdist.macosx-10.6-i386/egg/setuptools/command/", line 34, in copy_tree

  File "/private/var/folders/pI/pIviPPDyF58wiF2pLAXZrU+++TI/-Tmp-/pip_build_tony/pyobjc-core/", line 271, in get_exclusions

    for fn in install_lib._install_lib.get_outputs(self):

AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute '_install_lib'

From some commit comments, I see that these problems may be addressed with the upcoming 3.0.x release.

How close is 3.0 to completion? Can I expect 32-bit Snow Leopard support? I realize it's old hardware/software, but I'm just trying to make plans for my project.

Comments (4)

  1. Ronald Oussoren repo owner

    This will be fixed in 3.0. I intend to support old versions of OSX with that as well, at least up-to 10.5 (the last PPC version). That said, I rarely test on older versions of OSX at the moment and that's mostly due to lack of appropriate hardware and (not in the least) due to lack of time.

    I've wanted to push out 3.0.x to PyPI for a long time now, with some luck I'll actually manage to do so this week during the EuroPython sprints.

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