Stefan Krah <> added the comment:

It looks to me as if you are compiling --with-system-libmpdec.

You don't need that, libmpdec is included in the Python tarball.

-with-system-libmpdec was added mainly for Linux distros.  If there's a 
widespread interest to support it on OS X, I'd need a patch.

A hack that should work is "export PYTHON_DECIMAL_WITH_MACHINE=universal" 
during the Python build, then the external libmpdec *might* work.

This flag was mainly added for testing. Note that "universal" does not always 
build fat binaries -- it uses whatever Python is configured with.


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