[XML-SIG] PyXML installation in Zope2.8.5

Sudesh Soni soni_sks at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 18 17:14:32 CET 2009

Thanks Dieter, 

Other than gzip file and I could find an exe for PYXML installation , but the problem is that, during installation it cannot locate the python2.3 that is in zope 2.8 itself, instead it looks in the windows registry.


From: Dieter Maurer <dieter at handshake.de>
To: Sudesh Soni <soni_sks at yahoo.com>
Cc: xml-sig at python.org
Sent: Wed, November 18, 2009 1:35:10 AM
Subject: Re: [XML-SIG] PyXML installation in Zope2.8.5

Sudesh Soni wrote at 2009-11-17 08:50 -0800:
>Product - zope 2.8.5 final [python version - 2.3.5]
>I get following error when executing -
>python setup.py build
>running build_ext
>error: Python was built with version 6 of Visual Studio, and extensions need to be built with the sa
>me version of the compiler, but it isn't installed.

"PyXML" contains extensions written in "C".
When you build "PyXML" yourself, these extensions need to be compiled.
To be compatible with Python, these compilations need to use essentially
the same compiler as the one used for Python. Your observed error:
The required compiler (version 6 of Visual Studio) is not available on
your system.

Almost surely, there are prebuilt "PyXML" binaries for Windows.
Your easiest option is to install one of them
and do not try to build "PyXML" yourself.


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