[Python-Dev] Package install failures in 2.6.3

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Oct 7 19:46:04 CEST 2009

On Oct 7, 2009, at 10:54 AM, Koen van de Sande wrote:

> 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.

I'm not in favor of including this in 2.6.4 since this wasn't a  
regression in 2.6.3.  However if Martin von Loewis approves of the  
patch and feels strongly that it should go in 2.6.4, I'll allow it.


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