[pypy-issue] [issue691] pypy-head does not compile under Windows

Garen Parham tracker at bugs.pypy.org
Thu Oct 20 21:19:43 CEST 2011

Garen Parham <garen.p at gmail.com> added the comment:

I should have probably mentioned that all the programs being run were 32-bit 
(CPython 2.7, pypy 1.5, 1.6) so the issue isn't that I'm building with 64-bit 
tools.  For good measure, I reproduced all the previously reported problems on 
Windows 7 x86 (32-bit).

After using editbin to set the pypy-c.exe to be large address aware, the build 
gets most of the way through, but fails to link; the link failure indicates a 
missing symbol in zlib.  The version of zlib used was 1.2.3, linked from the 
pypy docs here:

I tried a pre-built DLL of the current zlib version (1.2.5) from zlib.net, but 
got the same link error.

Strangely, later I noticed the link error message also contained a path to 
link.exe, which is the wrong path.  The shell environment is created by the 
"Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt" shortcut, and looking in the PATH reveals no 
thing 2010 related.  Despite that, the link.exe path in the error message was 
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin\link.exe"

Perhaps there's an issue with folks who have multiple versions installed side-
by-side?  Smells that way so far.

release: ??? -> 1.6

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