MinGW building with Python 2.4

David Fraser davidf at sjsoft.com
Wed Mar 23 09:17:16 CET 2005

mrstephengross wrote:
> Ok, I know there are already a million posts on this group about
> getting Python to build with MinGW. I've been through many of them, and
> have still not found a good comprehensive way to accomplish this.
> I've got Cygwin 5.1 with GCC 3.3.3 on it. I'm using Python 2.4.
> Note: You invoke the mingwin compiler *indirectly*, by running gcc with
> the -mno-cygwin option.
> So first of all, I tried exporting CC='gcc -mno-cygwin', configuring,
> and making. You end up getting file-not-found errors, because some of
> the include files aren't present for mingw.
> Next: I tried pymingw: didn't work :(
> Any ideas?

Since the only official way to do this is pymingw, you should at least 
give feedback of the steps you followed, and what didn't work


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