[Python-Dev] The other Py2.4 issue

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Dec 10 19:12:04 CET 2004

On Dec 10, 2004, at 1:05 PM, Phillip J. Eby wrote:

> At 05:19 PM 12/10/04 +0000, Armin Rigo wrote:
>> Another note: can you report on whether building libpython24.a can be 
>> skipped
>> for mingw?  I'm thinking about the specific situation where we want 
>> on-site
>> compilation of extension modules with a minimal number of things to 
>> install
>> first.  E.g. if we need to compile libpython24.a it means we need to 
>> fetch the
>> Python sources themselves first.
> Actually, no, you don't need the sources.  See:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2004-January/041676.html
> for a script that builds libpython24.a from the python24.lib 
> distributed with Python for Windows.

Shouldn't this be distributed with binary distributions of Python, to 
save people the trouble?

Or, if it can be skipped, the procedure for doing a mingw build with 
the .lib should be documented and that'd be the end of it.


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