errors building python 2.7.3

David Robinow drobinow at
Thu Mar 29 20:29:13 CEST 2012

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Alexey Luchko <luch at> wrote:
> On 28.03.2012 18:42, David Robinow wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Alexey Luchko<luch at>  wrote:
>>> I've tried to build Python 2.7.3rc2 on cygwin and got the following
>>> errors:
>>> $ CFLAGS=-I/usr/include/ncursesw/ CPPFLAGS=-I/usr/include/ncursesw/
>>> ./configure
>>   I haven't tried 2.7.3 yet, so I'll describe my experience with 2.7.2
>>   I use /usr/include/ncurses   rather than /usr/include/ncursesw
>>   I don't remember what the difference is but ncurses seems to work.
> I've tried ncurses too.  It does not matter.
 Have you included the patch to Include/py_curses.h  ?
If you don't know what that is, download the cygwin src package for
Python-2.6 and look at the patches. Not all of them are still
necessary for 2.7 but some are.

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