problem installing psyco on windows (Unable to find vcvarsall.bat)

Gelonida N gelonida at
Thu Aug 11 07:01:25 EDT 2011

On 08/11/2011 05:24 AM, Miki Tebeka wrote:
> You can download the sources tarball and when building specify the compiler.
> See

Your answer put me on the right track.

This works:
- downloading mingw
- downloading and extracting the tarfile the tar file
- python build --compiler=mingw32
- python install

In order to directly use pip / easy_install

I created the file %USERPROFILE%\pydistutils.cfg
with following two contents:

and added mingw to my search path.

now in can directly type
pip install psyco

Thanks again

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