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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0016068VTK(No Category)public2016-04-10 03:212016-08-12 09:55
ReporterTim D. Smith 
Assigned ToKitware Robot 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0016068: Python modules should not link to PYTHON_LIBRARY on OS X
DescriptionVTK'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!
TagsNo tags attached.
Typeincorrect functionality
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Cory Quammen (developer)
2016-07-06 17:35

Possible fix posted at: [^]
Kitware Robot (administrator)
2016-08-12 09:55

Resolving issue as `moved`.

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 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-04-10 03:21 Tim D. Smith New Issue
2016-07-06 17:35 Cory Quammen Note Added: 0036315
2016-08-12 09:55 Kitware Robot Note Added: 0037469
2016-08-12 09:55 Kitware Robot Status backlog => closed
2016-08-12 09:55 Kitware Robot Resolution open => moved
2016-08-12 09:55 Kitware Robot Assigned To => Kitware Robot

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