[New-bugs-announce] [issue3496] distutils fails with mingw binutils

Paul Moore report at bugs.python.org
Sun Aug 3 18:12:57 CEST 2008

New submission from Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com>:

The latest version of Mingw binutils,, uses a 4-part
version number which distutils does not like (StrictVersion only allows
for 3 parts).

The attached patch fixes this, simply by using LooseVersion (the version
number has already been checked to be a series of numbers in the regex
check just previous).

Can this be fixed for 2.6/3.0, as it is likely that the new binutils
will become common while these versions of Python are current?

components: Distutils
files: distutils.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 70655
nosy: pmoore
severity: normal
status: open
title: distutils fails with mingw binutils
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file11043/distutils.patch

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