[wingide-users] Having trouble installing package on OSX...

Anthony Palomba apalomba at austin.rr.com
Fri Feb 3 11:26:12 MST 2012

Thank you all for your help in getting to the bottom of this.

In the end, Melton's suggestion...
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/llvm-gcc-4.2 /usr/bin/gcc-4.2

did the trick.

Many thanks!


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Scott Lasley <slasley at space.umd.edu> wrote:

> On Jan 31, 2012, at 4:30 PM, Anthony Palomba wrote:
> > Sorry, I mean I am running Xcode 4.2.1 (4D502)
> The installer for that version of XCode does not install the gcc compiler.
>  From sys.version it appears that python from the python.org 2.7.2
> installer was built with GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3).  I
> think that's why distutils is trying to use gcc-4.2 to compile your module
> and fails to find it.
> You can get a package that installs gcc-4.2 and gfortran from the R
> Project (http://r.research.att.com/tools/).
> http://r.research.att.com/tools/gcc-42-5666.3-darwin11.pkg
> I think installing XCode 3 or XCode 4.1 in a separate directory from XCode
> 4.2 will also install the gcc compilers in /usr/bin, but I have not tried
> this.
> There is also the osx-gcc-installer github project at
> https://github.com/kennethreitz/osx-gcc-installer.  The GCC-10.7.pkg
> package should install gcc-4.2 in /usr/bin.  I have not tried this one
> either.
> Hope this helps,
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