Distutils Configuration for Visual Studio 6?

logistix at cathoderaymission.net logistix at cathoderaymission.net
Mon Sep 29 01:00:46 CEST 2003

JoeyTaj at netzero.com (Paradox) wrote in message news:<924a9f9c.0309280919.188478bb at posting.google.com>...
> I have tried to run setup from source for PyOpenGL and PIL and on both
> I get this error
> "error: Python was built with version 6 of Visual Studio, and
> extensions need to be built with the same version of the compiler, but
> it isn't installed."
> I definitely have VS6 installed. I can't figure out were in the code
> this error is getting generated and it doesn't mention anything about
> VS in the distutils documentation. Does anyone know how to get around
> this error?
>                                   Thanks Joey

Make sure you've actually run the Visual Studio GUI at least once to
get the proper registry entries.  This was just brought up as bug
#810263 on sourceforge.

Also make sure you've run the vcvars32.bat file under VC++'s bin entry
to setup the environment for commandline usage.

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