Title: cannot compute sizeof wchar_t on OS X 10.5.7, Python 2.6.2
Type: Stage:
Components: Build, macOS Versions: Python 2.6
Status: closed Resolution:
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Assigned To: ronaldoussoren Nosy List: ned.deily, rajarshi, ronaldoussoren
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2009-09-18 13:58 by rajarshi, last changed 2009-09-18 19:40 by rajarshi. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg92824 - (view) Author: Rajarshi (rajarshi) Date: 2009-09-18 13:58
OS 10.5.7, Python 2.6.2 sources. 

When I execute:

/configure --enable-framework=/Library/Frameworks \
--enable-universalsdk=/ \
--with-universal-archs=all \

configure fails with the error
checking size of wchar_t... configure: error: cannot compute sizeof

However, if I replace all with 64-bit, it works fine. I note that this
issue was reported for OS X 10.4 and fixed. But this still happens

gcc information is

Using built-in specs.
Target: i686-apple-darwin9
Configured with: /var/tmp/gcc/gcc-5490~1/src/configure
--disable-checking -enable-werror --prefix=/usr --mandir=/share/man
--with-gxx-include-dir=/include/c++/4.0.0 --with-slibdir=/usr/lib
--build=i686-apple-darwin9 --with-arch=apple --with-tune=generic
--host=i686-apple-darwin9 --target=i686-apple-darwin9
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5490)
msg92835 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2009-09-18 19:21
Works for me (2.6.2 tarball, 10.5.8 PPC, gcc build 5493).

Check configure.log and search for the failing "wchar_t" section.  Also, 
try stripping your $PATH down to bare essentials, removing /opt/local/bin 
(MacPorts), /sw/bin (Fink), /usr/local/bin, etc.; it's possible you're 
picking up an unexpected version of one of the build chain tools.
msg92836 - (view) Author: Rajarshi (rajarshi) Date: 2009-09-18 19:40
Thanks for the pointer. Indeed, clearing PATH to the minimal set of
paths allows configure to complete.
Date User Action Args
2009-09-18 19:40:14rajarshisetstatus: open -> closed

messages: + msg92836
2009-09-18 19:21:14ned.deilysetnosy: + ronaldoussoren, ned.deily
messages: + msg92835

assignee: ronaldoussoren
components: + macOS
2009-09-18 13:58:07rajarshicreate