Imaging-1.1.4 on Cygwin (Re: Can PIL be installed under Cygwin?)

Jason Tishler jason at
Tue Jun 3 17:58:33 CEST 2003


On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 08:29:36AM +0900, SUZUKI Hisao wrote:
> In <20030602120330.GA2044 at>, Jason Tishler wrote:
> > AFAICT, Chuck and your procedure (and patch) are essentially the
> > same.  The only extra steps that his one had are:
> > 
> >     1. creating some missing symlinks
> >     2. rebasing the system to prevent the known Cygwin fork()
> >        problem
> > 
> > Step 1 may have been obviated by the newer Cygwin Tcl/Tk packages
> > and Step 2 is likely necessary with your approach too.
> No, step 2 is not necessary with my approach.

OK, but if you use Cygwin Python, shared extensions, and fork(), then
you will need to rebase your DLLs sooner rather than later.

> The key difference is not to import _tkinter in my

Oops, I missed that!  Anyway, that's cheating! :,)

BTW, rebasing is much easier now that I contributed the rebase package
to the standard Cygwin distribution:


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