[Python-Dev] Package install failures in 2.6.3

Koen van de Sande ksande at uva.nl
Wed Oct 7 16:54:58 CEST 2009

 > If setuptools can be made to work with Python 2.6.3 /and/ earlier 
 > versions of Python 2.6.x, then it should be patched and an update 
 > released.  If not, then perhaps we should revert the change in a quick 
 > Python 2.6.4.

If there is going to be any quick 2.6.4 release, can you consider a fix 
to the building of extensions under Windows ( 
http://bugs.python.org/issue4120 )?
Extensions built without this patch applied will not work if the MSVC9 
runtimes are installed locally (in the Python folder) instead of 
system-wide (WinSxS).
PIL and Matplotlib now use this patch when building extensions. But many 
others (e.g. PyGame) still create problematic extensions.


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