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0016068VTK(No Category)public2016-04-10 03:212016-08-12 09:55
Tim D. Smith 
Kitware Robot 
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0016068: Python modules should not link to PYTHON_LIBRARY on OS X
VTK's importable Python modules are directly linked against PYTHON_LIBRARY on OS X. This means that importing them from a Python interpreter installed to a different location, even if it is fully compatible, will segfault the interpreter. This is a frequent source of crash reports in Homebrew.

If these modules were built with `-undefined dynamic_lookup` in place of an explicit link to a Python library, these modules could be shared between compatible interpreters with impunity, which would make VTK much simpler to deploy on OS X and reduce the number of crash reports we receive.

I've written about this problem in greater detail at [^]

I spent an hour or so fiddling with VTK's CMake configuration and couldn't quickly produce the desired result so I haven't sent a pull request.

Please let me know if I can help. Thanks!
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Issue History
2016-04-10 03:21Tim D. SmithNew Issue
2016-07-06 17:35Cory QuammenNote Added: 0036315
2016-08-12 09:55Kitware RobotNote Added: 0037469
2016-08-12 09:55Kitware RobotStatusbacklog => closed
2016-08-12 09:55Kitware RobotResolutionopen => moved
2016-08-12 09:55Kitware RobotAssigned To => Kitware Robot

Cory Quammen   
2016-07-06 17:35   
Possible fix posted at: [^]
Kitware Robot   
2016-08-12 09:55   
Resolving issue as `moved`.

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