[Baypiggies] p2exe combined with building C extension for python on WinXP with Visual C++ 2005

Benjamin Sergeant bsergean at gmail.com
Tue Apr 22 10:01:10 CEST 2008

Building python with 2005 might help ?

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 12:11 AM, David Berthelot <d_berthelot at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote an application in python and C that I am trying to port to Windows
> XP (and that's where my nightmare begins). I couldn't find Visual C++ 2003
> as recommended in the documentation since Microsoft removed it from download
> (generously offering 2005 express or 2008 express instead).
> Now I have installed 2005 and I managed to build my extension module, so far
> so good, it loads in python and works.
> The next step was to make this application and standalone program, so I
> naturally turned to py2exe. Basically it creates an archive (for which I
> must embed manually msvcm80.dll and msvcr80.dll). The executable works on my
> local computer.
> The problem is that when I copy this archive to another windows XP computer,
> it starts fine but the binary module compiled with express 2005 crashes when
> invoked (all other modules included binaries of wxpython which I supposed
> were compiled on express 2003 are running fine). How could I solve this
> problem ?
> Thanks,
> David
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