[Stackless] Stackless 3.0 and above won't configure on OS X

Ásgeir Bjarni Ingvarsson istari at hlekkir.com
Sat Feb 21 04:29:42 CET 2009


I got it to work by using fink to install a new version of GNU sed.
I also had to change line 25098 of the configure script to

if test `sed -n "s/.*$ac_delim\$/X/p" conf$$subs.sed | grep -c X` = 99; then

For some reason the number of items was incorrectly counted in my copy.

Geoff Hill wrote:
> When building from source on OS X, the configure script does not fully 
> complete. The following error comes up:
> 
> [MacBook Pro] python-3.0.1 $ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/stackless 
> --enable-stacklessfewerregisters CC=gcc-4.2 CXX=g++-4.2
> checking for --with-universal-archs... 32-bit
> checking MACHDEP... darwin
> checking machine type as reported by uname -m... i386
> ...
> checking for broken mbstowcs... no
> checking for build directories... done
> configure: creating ./config.status
> sed: 1: "s/.*%!_!# !%!_!#  _%!_! ...": unterminated substitute pattern
> configure: error: could not make ./config.status
> 
> Python 2.6.1, Python 3.0, Python 3.0.1, and Stackless 2.6.1 build fine, 
> with the same configure script. It's just Stackless 3.0 and Stackless 
> 3.0.1 that don't work.
> 
> Geoff Hill
> 
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