How to build Python 2.2.1 on Windows?

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen at
Wed Sep 18 22:20:39 EDT 2002

> From: David Lees [mailto:debl2nonospammmmyy at] 
> I have been playing with Python for awhile and would like to 
> know how to try building Python on a Windows machine that has 
> MS C++ version 6.  Is there a standard download that is 
> configured to do this?  If not could someone point me in the 
> direction of information on builds?  I downloaded 
> Python-2.2.1.tgz.tar on my Win98 box and WinZip 8 does not 
> even seem to know how to unzip it.  I just transfered the tar 
> file over to a linux box and it unzips without and problem 
> using tar.  The README seems to only talk about linux/unix 
> type systems.

The PCBuild directory contains pcbuild.dsw.

-- bjorn

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