PyCrypto builds neither with MSVC nor MinGW

Alec Taylor alec.taylor6 at
Wed Feb 8 13:24:18 CET 2012

Thanks, but to get it to work with pip, wouldn't I need to add it to
PATH? - Or can I just add those library args to pip?

On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Case Van Horsen <casevh at> wrote:
> 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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