On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 11:59:30AM -0700, Robert McFadzean wrote:
I have been trying to build MySQLdb for python and A. Dustman has come to the conclusion that the minGW32 compiler that I am using will not work with a Windows ( os is Windows XP) versions of Python and MySQL. Can anyone here confirm that he is right. Is there a possible work around? Dustman suggested that I would have to compile Python and MySQL with the gcc compiler for it to work.
A quick search finds a plethora of resources for how to use mingw to compile python extentions using the standard Windows Python distribution. http://www.google.ca/search?q=python+compiler+mingw32&ie=utf-8&oe=ut...
Many of those are out of date and some steps can be skipped and either the export file is actually shipped with 2.4 and 2.5 or mingw32-gcc just deals with it interally. I haven't done this in a while, but, I think all you really need to do at this point is:
python setup.py build --compiler=mingw32 python setup.py install
Note, you can make the '--compiler=mingw32' a default setting by adding """ [build] compiler=mingw32 """ to c:\Python2x\Lib\distutils\distutils.cfg, at which point all you have to do is: python setup.py install
I don't know any details particular to building MySQLdb.
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