PyCrypto builds neither with MSVC nor MinGW

Case Van Horsen casevh at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 13:31:34 CET 2012


On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:24 AM, Alec Taylor <alec.taylor6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
I don't think so. pyCrypto probably builds a single DLL so the MPIR library is
statically linked into that DLL. Only the innvocation of setup.py should need
to refer to the MPIR library locations.  I don't use pip so I'm not sure how to
get pip to install the resulting DLL, etc.
>
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 9:48 PM, Case Van Horsen <casevh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM, Alec Taylor <alec.taylor6 at gmail.com> 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 setup.py. 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 setup.py 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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