[MMTK] Fatal Python Error with NormalMode

Justin Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Feb 23 19:08:50 CET 2005

I thought it looked like an awfully uncommon error...

I got Python 2.4 from python.org, not from Fink (I learned my lesson when I 
originally got NumPy from Fink and it was a fantastic failure of 
incompatibility).  The machine did originally have 2.3 installed, but I 
upgraded to 2.4 a while ago in order to use Tkinter, since the original 2.3 
was not configured for Tk, and was giving me all sorts of fits :)  I have 
defined the PYTHONPATH within my .bash_profile to find 2.4, as per previous 
advice from the archives.


>===== Original Message From konrad.hinsen at laposte.net =====
>On 23.02.2005, at 14:38, Justin Lemkul wrote:
>> Fatal Python error: Interpreter not initialized (version mismatch?)
>> Abort trap
>I have never seen that error message myself, but it seems to be
>characteristic (on a Mac) for using a module compiled for the Fink
>Python with the Apple Python interpreter or vice versa. This can easily
>happen for modules that are not installed system-wide, as the
>PYTHONPATH variable is shared by both interpreters.
>> That's when the error came back up.  I am running Python 2.4, Numeric
>> 23.7,
>> Scientific 2.4.3 on
>> Mac OSX 10.3.
>Is that Python 2.4 from Fink, or did you install your own? Are you sure
>you never used Apple's Python (which is 2.3)?
>Konrad Hinsen
>Laboratoire Leon Brillouin, CEA Saclay,
>91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
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