[Xapian-discuss] Mac OS X building...

Chris McDonough chrism at plope.com
Sun Sep 18 08:59:45 BST 2005

This is a short tip for anyone having problems building the Python  
bindings for Xapian 0.9.2 on Mac OS X (and maybe a bug report for the  
maintainers of the python bindings).  I'm not sure if this is  
happening to anyone else, but the bindings weren't building for me  
properly.  "ld"  was reporting that it couldn't find some Python  
symbols like "_PyArg_ParseTuple" and others when attempting to link  

In order to get the bindings to build on Mac OS, I had to change the  
configure script in the xapian-bindings source, replacing all  
occurrences of "-bundle" with "-bundle -undefined dynamic_lookup".   
Then, in the "make" step, I needed to ensure that the environment  
variable "MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET" was set to "10.3".

This boils down basically to:

$ sed -e "s/-bundle/-bundle -undefined dynamic_lookup/g" -i bak  
$ ./configure {opts...}

I am running Tiger, FWIW.

- C

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