Missing sqlite3.h Error when Building Debug Python -- Windows Vista

Bev in TX countryone77 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 21 22:34:57 CEST 2008

Thanks for letting me know about this.  I installed Subversion and
tried to make the build work like that, but it fails.

1) I am building 64-bit on Vista, so I used build-amd64.bat instead of

2) build-amd64.bat was setup to use MSVS 9.0, while I am using MSVS
8.0.  Also, some of the BATCH programs incorrectly added a backslash
after the %VS90COMNTOOLS% environment variable.  I corrected those to
use %VS80COMNTOOLS%, without the backslash.

3) It then complained about incompatible solution/project files, so I
modified build-amd64.bat to use the solution/project files in pc\vs8.0
instead of pcbuild.

4) It now has errors/warnings like:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\PlatformSDK\include
\prsht.h(531) : error C2016: C requires that a struct or union has at
least one member
c1 : fatal error C1083: Cannot open source file: '..\..\..
\db-4.4.20\common\zerofill.c': No such file or directory
4>..\..\Python\getargs.c(319) : warning C4244: 'function' : conversion
from 'Py_ssize_t' to 'int', possible loss of data

So I don't see how the amd64-bit builds are working out of the box on
MS Windows Vista, and I may have made some error when changing the
build files.

I'd appreciate any other thoughts ...

Bev in TX

On Jul 20, 10:36 am, Tim Golden <m... at timgolden.me.uk> wrote:
> I'll leave others to comment on whether or not
> it's expected to build with VS2005, but the easiest
> way to get a debug build is to pretend to be a buildbot.
> 1) Check out the python source into, say, c:\dev\python
> svn cohttp://svn.python.org/projects/python/trunkc:\dev\python
> 2) Switch to that directory
> cd \dev\python
> 3) Pretend to be a buildbot
> tools\buildbot\build
> This will checkout all the necessary sources into, in my
> example, c:\dev. It will then run all the build steps
> necessary to get a debug build which will then be in
> c:\dev\python\pcbuild\python_d.exe

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