Trying to build Ming SWF-output library with Python?

Chris Gonnerman chris.gonnerman at
Sat Sep 29 16:49:24 CEST 2001

I'm no expert on Ming but I use MinGW32... the GCC compiler suite
for *Windows*.  Something is screwed in that Makefile; the target 
shouldn't even be SPECIFIED (so the default i386-linux would be

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Antaeus Feldspar" <feldspar at>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
To: <python-list at>
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 1:47 AM
Subject: Trying to build Ming SWF-output library with Python?

> I have been trying to install the Ming software library for output of
> SWF ("Flash") files on my Linux box, and the Python bindings.  As far as
> I can tell, installing Ming went without a hitch, but the Python
> bindings were considerably hitched.  In particular, trying to make
> "mingc.pyd" seemed to be the major problem, as it resulted in the
> following log:
>  ***
>  bash$ make mingc.pyd
>  dllwrap --dllname mingc.pyd --driver-name gcc --def mingc.def \
>    -o mingc.pyd ming_wrap.o -s --entry _DllMain at 12 \
>    --target=i386-mingw32 -Llib/ -lpython15
>  make: dllwrap: Command not found
>  make: *** [mingc.pyd] Error 127
>  bash$
>  ***
> >From what I've been able to make out from my research, the "mingw32" may
> be just coincidence, and not related to the Ming software library.  In
> any case, though, neither I nor any of my Linux friends have been able
> to come up with what the Makefile *should* be to make it work.  Can
> anyone shed more light on this?
> -jc
> -- 

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