[Distutils] mingw32 exe problem
pkienzle at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 05:19:12 CEST 2007
Summary: cannot create windows exe files with distutils and mingw gcc-4.2.
The fix is to remove the def_file from the list of objects in the link line.
When building my own version of py2exe with --compiler=mingw32, I was able
to compile (with some hacking of the py2exe source) but could not create
usable windows binaries. The error I got when trying to run them is,
"myapp.exe is not a valid Win32 application".
Laboriously tracing code and modifying the link line by hand, I found I
could build usable EXEs if I eliminated the following line from
The def file itself contains:
I'm using the technology preview gcc-4.2.1-dw2 prerelease from the mingw
download site. I don't know if the def file is required on the current
Let me know if this is considered a bug in distutils, or if I need to post
this message to the mingw list.
Thanks in advance
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