[Distutils] How to easy_install from source package with mingw32 on Windows?
zooko at zooko.com
Thu Sep 13 23:58:03 CEST 2007
On Sep 12, 2007, at 7:54 PM, Robert Kern wrote:
> Use a section in your pydistutils.cfg file like this:
Thank you very much!
> You can configure it to do so already. Making distutils
> automatically figure out
> that this is desired and safe is probably more magic than it's worth.
So why isn't the Free Software compiler the default when no compiler
is specified? It works fine. If I understand, there is currently no
gratis Microsoft compiler available that can be used to produce
By the way, glancing at the python-dev archives, it appears that
every time a new version of Python is ready to be released, people
discover that Microsoft has stopped shipping the version of their
compiler that was used for the previous version of Python, requiring
everyone to agree about whether to upgrade to the newest Microsoft
compiler, or to somehow acquire copies of the old, no-longer-shipped
Microsoft compiler. Occasionally, in these long, flamey threads on
python-dev, one of the participants eventually says "Oh! I've just
learned that I can use the Free Software compiler to compile my
Python modules, so I didn't need to spend all this time attempting to
acquire an obsolete Microsoft compiler!".
If distutils used the Free Software compiler without requiring
special configuration, it would be that much easier for folks to
compile Python modules.
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