looking for libpython31.a 64bit (missing from python-3.1.3.amd64.msi)

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 22:28:58 EDT 2011

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 7:03 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Nathan Coulson <conathan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, as the subject says,  I am looking to find libpython31.a
>> [win64bit version] for use in a linux to windows 64bit cross compiler
>> [x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc],  but seems to be missing.
>> so far,  tried installing it on a real 64bit windows system,
>> cabextract, as well as msiexec /a python-3.1.3.amd64.msi /qb
>> TARGETDIR=out.  Either case, libs/libpython31.a is not there.
>> as a last resort, tried cross compiling it with my tools, but a few
>> google searches tell me that way will lead to headaches, and currently
>> not supported out of the box.
> If you are willing to jump through a few oops. I have documented what
> I needed last time I tried mingw-w64 for numpy:
> http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/MicrosoftToolchainSupport
> If anything, it should be easier now because mingw-w64 is much more
> stable can can be installed without being compiled first (I wrote
> those notes almost 2 years ago IIRC),
> cheers,
> David

actually figured out a neat trick,  mingw-w64 can link directly to the .dll.
gcc file.c python31.dll -o file.exe

no .a needed.


(have yet to find out if it actually works yet, but so far looks promising)

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
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