Compile python extensions under windows/cygwin

David Lyon david.lyon at
Sun May 24 19:42:01 EDT 2009

On Sun, 24 May 2009 15:34:42 -0700 (PDT), Joana <joanacfcampos at>
> I mantain Python on Windows, all installed packages are under c:
> \Python25\Lib\site-packages. Now I have to build C libraries used by
> python extensions and I am using cygwin, but I don't know how to
> install the module in Windows directory.
> Can anyone help me?

I think it is a problem because as far as I know cygwin cannot
see files outside of /cygwin. 

Where is python installed in cygwin?

Can't you install the same packages into cygwin?

and then do your building in there...?


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