[reportlab-users] Fwd: Symbol not found in flat namespace when running on macOS 12.0.1

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Mon Nov 15 16:03:02 EST 2021

On 15/11/2021 20:47, Markus Gerards wrote:
> Hi Robin,
> thanks for your response! I’m not blaming you for anything. The fruit-company is doing there stuff and breaking things 
> while moving seems to be in their DNA so….
> In the meantime I digged around Stackoverflow and I think I found a solution though I’m still no expert and have no 
> in-depth-knowledge of pip, but I managed to build a fresh instance of reportlab with this command:
> pip install reportlab --force-reinstall --no-cache-dir --global-option=build_ext
> I think this forces pip to run setup.py of reportlab for a fresh build. Am I right? After running this command, 
> everything works as intended… as far as I tested this for now.

this makes sense, but I suppose you don't have the build log as pip probably hides the build_ext command output. What 
does your otool say about the created package ie is there a _renderPM.so somewhere in the venv lib. That was the thing 
that used freetype. So the renderPM package can use ttf fonts.
> Markus
Robin Becker

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