I followed a link labelled "macholib trac", and it took me to this page, so here we go.
issue #1: TypeError when macholib is just being installed due to setup_requires reporter: firstname.lastname@example.org
As detected by a TahoeLAFS buildbot:
When macholib is not currently installed, but is marked as "setup_requires" in the setup.py file, then py2app yields the following traceback:
Installed /Users/tahoebuildslave/trunk6/mac/macholib-1.2-py2.5.egg Traceback (most recent call last): File "./setup.py", line 56, in <module> setup(**setup_args) File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/distutils/core.py", line 112, in setup _setup_distribution = dist = klass(attrs) File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c9-py2.5.egg/setuptools/dist.py", line 223, in __init__ _Distribution.__init__(self,attrs) File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/distutils/dist.py", line 267, in __init__ self.finalize_options() File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c9-py2.5.egg/setuptools/dist.py", line 256, in finalize_options ep.load()(self, ep.name, value) File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/setuptools-0.6c9-py2.5.egg/pkg_resources.py", line 1913, in load entry = __import__(self.module_name, globals(),globals(), ['__name__']) File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/site-packages/py2app-0.3.6-py2.5.egg/py2app/build_app.py", line 27, in <module> import macholib.MachOStandalone File "build/bdist.macosx-10.3-i386/egg/macholib/MachOStandalone.py", line 8, in <module> File "build/bdist.macosx-10.3-i386/egg/macholib/MachOGraph.py", line 17, in <module> File "build/bdist.macosx-10.3-i386/egg/macholib/MachO.py", line 15, in <module> File "build/bdist.macosx-10.3-i386/egg/macholib/util.py", line 56, in <module> TypeError: Error when calling the metaclass bases cannot create 'builtin_function_or_method' instances
If you try the same build again (so this time a macholib egg is already present in the PWD then the build succeeds.