PyXML not installing?

Stefan Behnel stefan.behnel-n05pAM at
Mon Jul 9 22:56:06 CEST 2007

Robert Dailey wrote:
> I downloaded the PyXML library and I'm attempting to install it by
> following the README file on Windows XP. I currently have Visual
> Studio 2005 installed.
>>From the command line I type:
> C:\PyXML-0.8.4>python build
> running build
> running build_py
> running build_ext
> error: Python was built with Visual Studio 2003;
> extensions must be built with a compiler than can generate compatible
> binaries.
> Visual Studio 2003 was not found on this system. If you have Cygwin
> installed,
> you can try compiling with MingW32, by passing "-c mingw32" to
> It gives me the above error message. Any way to fix this?

IIRC, Python extensions require MSVC 2003 on Windows and I don't think VC 2005
will work at all.

You may prefer using lxml for working with XML anyway. Version 1.2.1 has
binaries for Windows (and 1.3.2 will likely get them soon).


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