--- a/configure.in
+++ b/configure.in
@@ -171,6 +171,12 @@
       define_xopen_source=no
     fi
     ;;
+  # On Mac OS X 10.4, defining _POSIX_C_SOURCE or _XOPEN_SOURCE
+  # disables platform specific features beyond repair.
+  Darwin/8.*)
+    define_xopen_source=no
+    ;;
+
 esac
 
 if test $define_xopen_source = yes
@@ -194,8 +200,9 @@
   # cases for HP-UX, we define it globally.
   
   AC_DEFINE(_XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED, 1, Define to activate Unix95-and-earlier features)
+
   AC_DEFINE(_POSIX_C_SOURCE, 200112L, Define to activate features from IEEE Stds 1003.1-2001)
-
+  
 fi
 
 #
@@ -1205,15 +1212,31 @@
 esac
 AC_MSG_RESULT($enable_toolbox_glue)
 
+AC_SUBST(OTHER_LIBTOOL_OPT)
+case $ac_sys_system/$ac_sys_release in
+  Darwin/@<:@01234567@:>@.*) 
+    OTHER_LIBTOOL_OPT="-prebind -seg1addr 0x10000000"
+    ;;
+  Darwin/*)
+    OTHER_LIBTOOL_OPT=""
+    ;;
+esac
+
 AC_SUBST(LIBTOOL_CRUFT)
 case $ac_sys_system/$ac_sys_release in
-  Darwin/1.3*)
-    LIBTOOL_CRUFT="-lcc_dynamic -arch_only ppc"
+  Darwin/@<:@01234567@:>@.*) 
+    LIBTOOL_CRUFT="-framework System -lcc_dynamic -arch_only ppc"
     LIBTOOL_CRUFT=$LIBTOOL_CRUFT' -install_name $(PYTHONFRAMEWORKINSTALLDIR)/Versions/$(VERSION)/$(PYTHONFRAMEWORK)'
     LIBTOOL_CRUFT=$LIBTOOL_CRUFT' -compatibility_version $(VERSION) -current_version $(VERSION)';;
   Darwin/*)
-    LIBTOOL_CRUFT="-lcc_dynamic -arch_only ppc"
-      LIBTOOL_CRUFT="$LIBTOOL_CRUFT"
+    gcc_version=`gcc -v 2>&1 |  grep version | cut -d\  -f3`
+    if test ${gcc_version} '<' 4.0
+        then
+            LIBTOOL_CRUFT="-lcc_dynamic"
+        else 
+            LIBTOOL_CRUFT=""
+    fi
+    LIBTOOL_CRUFT=$LIBTOOL_CRUFT' -lSystem -lSystemStubs -arch_only ppc'
     LIBTOOL_CRUFT=$LIBTOOL_CRUFT' -install_name $(PYTHONFRAMEWORKINSTALLDIR)/Versions/$(VERSION)/$(PYTHONFRAMEWORK)'
     LIBTOOL_CRUFT=$LIBTOOL_CRUFT' -compatibility_version $(VERSION) -current_version $(VERSION)';;
 esac