Known issuesΒΆ

If you are building a package with a C extension on old MacOS X systems (e.g. MacOS X 10.7 Lion) you may run into issues (e.g. segmentation fault) with the default GCC 4.2 compiler available on those systems. If this is the case, you can tell setuptools to use the clang compiler (which should work) using e.g.:

CC=clang python build

See astropy/astropy#31 for a discussion of the original problem.