[Distutils] imho Distutils should stop this from happening to poor users....

David Lyon david.lyon at preisshare.net
Thu Jun 18 10:26:37 CEST 2009

Hi All,

Here's a package installation error message that's just plain scary
for the average user.

imho Distutils should have checks to stock packages requiring a C
compiler from being uploaded. It isn't "right" to expect that
from users. ie They should get the .pyd files.

Running installer ... C:\Python25\scripts\easy_install.exe appscript
Searching for appscript
Reading http://pypi.python.org/simple/appscript/

Reading http://freespace.virgin.net/hamish.sanderson/appscript.html

Reading http://appscript.sourceforge.net

Best match: appscript 0.19.0

Processing appscript-0.19.0.tar.gz

Running appscript-0.19.0\setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist-dir

ERRORS: error: Setup script exited with error: Python was built with Visual
Studio 2003;
extensions must be built with a compiler than can generate compatible
Visual Studio 2003 was not found on this system. If you have Cygwin
you can try compiling with MingW32, by passing "-c mingw32" to setup.py.

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