I've been trying to install PIL 1.1.6 for several days now under Cygwin. I have tried the Cygwin, Image and distutils lists with nary a pointer, so I wondered whether python-dev might lead me to an answer (other than "Stop using Cygwin" ;-)
Here's the output from a failed setup run with a couple of debug prints inserted which should report how sub-process termination occurred - it hangs after this output.
$ python setup.py build running build running build_py running build_ext building '_imaging' extension SPAWN: ['gcc', '-fno-strict-aliasing', '-DNDEBUG', '-g', '-O3', '-Wall', '-Wstrict-prototypes', '-DHAVE_LIBZ', '-IlibImaging', '-I/usr/include', '-I/usr/include/python2.5', '-c', 'libImaging/Chops.c', '-o', 'build/temp.cygwin-1.5.24-i686-2.5/libImaging/Chops.o'] PATH? 1 V: 0 D:0 gcc -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -DHAVE_LIBZ -IlibImaging -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/python2.5 -c libImaging/Chops.c -o build/temp.cygwin-1.5.24-i686-2.5/libImaging/Chops.o Are we done yet? Waiting on pid 3280
I have to kill a python.exe process that's left running in the background if I CTRL/C the build. Otherwise it will spend all night in a tight loop. The compilation is finished when I kill the process, and the next compile will begin if I repeat the command.
I extracted the _spawn_all function from distutils/spawn.py, hacked some exceptions and ran it under command line control.
That worked fine with other subtasks, so I wondered whether this was a failure specific to gcc, which would seem kind of unlikely. I ran the same compile using my test function standing alone, seeing success:
sholden@bigboy ~/Imaging-1.1.6 $ python ~/Projects/Python/spawntest.py gcc -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -O3 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -DHAVE_LIBZ -IlibImaging -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/python2.5 -c libImaging/Chops.c -o build/temp.cygwin-1.5.24-i686-2.5/libImaging/Chops.o Are we done yet? Waiting on pid 3244 Got pid, status 3244 0 Got WIFEXITED 0
So it appears unlikely to be gcc-specific, leaving me wondering what exactly is the difference between the build environment and my tests.
It would be really nice if test_distutils showed any failures, but it doesn't so any assistance would be welcome. At this point I can't even replicate the failure in a simpler test :-(
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