[C++-sig] setup.py denies VS6 installed

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Jul 5 21:45:22 CEST 2005

Gary Robinson <grobinson at goombah.com> writes:

> Hi,
> I have installed Visual Studio 6 on my XP box.
> I'm trying to build an extension with setup.py. 
> When I enter
>     python setup.py build
> at the command prompt, it says:
>     error: Python was built with Version 6 of Visual Studio, 
>     and extensions need to be built with the same version 
>     of the compiler, but it isn't installed.

This is a distutils question AFAICT.  You should ask the provider of
the specific setup.py script you're invoking.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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