How to build Python 2.2.1 on Windows?

David Lees deblnononospammmmmyyy at theworld.com
Thu Sep 19 08:19:19 CEST 2002


Excellent.  I just built the core and python.exe out of the box with my
antique installation of VC++ Version 6.  And it runs on my Win98 box.

Thanks guys.

David


David LeBlanc wrote:
> 
> I have built Python on Windows using both the distribution and CVS download.
> The necessary VC++ project files are included in both. You will have to also
> download some other components as described in the readme file, including a
> special version of BSDDB version 1.85, zlib, Tcl/Tk (Tk needs Tcl to build),
> expat and maybe some other things. These are for extensions, and are not
> required to build the core Python.
> 
> WRT BSDDB, there are projects out there to build Sleepycat BSDDB version 4.0
> and that's a better choice then the default version 1.85 used by Python (due
> to bugs). The downside is that Sleepycat BSDDB is free for personal use
> only.
> 
> See \dist\Python-2.2.1\PCbuild for complete details.
> 
> Oh yes, put your python source distro or cvs dump under a directory called
> 'dist'. I found the directions to do that unclear in the readme and it gave
> me a bit of trouble. The other packages you'll need also go in 'dist' as
> peers of the python source tree. Those should be built before Python.
> 
> David LeBlanc
> Seattle, WA USA
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: python-list-admin at python.org
> > [mailto:python-list-admin at python.org]On Behalf Of David Lees
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 18:43
> > To: python-list at python.org
> > Subject: How to build Python 2.2.1 on Windows?
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > David Lees
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