PyCrypto builds neither with MSVC nor MinGW

Case Van Horsen casevh at
Wed Feb 8 05:48:30 EST 2012

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Alec Taylor <alec.taylor6 at> wrote:
> Thanks all for your replies.
> I have now installed MSVC8 and YASM.
I assume you installed Visual Studio. I've omitted the commands to use
the SDK compiler below.
> I was able to successfully run configure.bat and make.bat (including
> make.bat check).
> However, I'm unsure what to do about install, since there is no
> install arg. Do I copy it across to my VC\bin folder, or does it need
> it's own place in PATH + system variables?

The following is just a guess.

I copy the files to a convenient location and then specify that
location to Below is an excerpt from my build process.

mkdir c:\src\lib
mkdir c:\src\include
xcopy /Y mpir.h c:\src\include\*.*
xcopy /Y win\mpir.lib c:\src\lib\*.*

python build_ext -Ic:\src\include -Lc:\src\lib install

> I am asking because I don't know where it is looking for the MPIR library.
> Thanks for all suggestions,
> Alec Taylor

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