[Distutils] Compiling extensions with MingW32 / python.org binary

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Jan 14 11:40:32 EST 2004

Michael Droettboom wrote:
> Moore, Paul wrote:
>> From: Michael Droettboom
>>> I've come across a possible bug with --compiler=mingw32 and 
>>> --compiler=cygwin support when using the standard python.org 2.3.3 
>>> .exe.  (I do this so I can distribute binary installers that work 
>>> with the standard Python distribution, but don't want to buy MS 
>>> Visual Studio...)
>> I don't have a C extension handy to try at the moment, but I haven't
>> had a problem in the past using mingw (--compiler=mingw32) and
>> python.org python 2.3.3.
>> Can you clarify what you are having problems with? Using python.org
>> python with cygwin gcc (--compiler=cygwin)? If so, I have no experience
>> with that, so I can't help (beyond saying that mingw works fine, so
>> don't break that in the process of fixing the cygwin case!)
> I'm having problems with both --compiler=cygwin and --compiler=mingw32.

Please check your environment: could be that distutils picks
up an environment setting that changes gcc to cc.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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