[Numpy-discussion] mingw-w64 tutorial ?

Sebastian Haase seb.haase@gmail....
Sun Aug 22 01:40:38 CDT 2010


On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 8:16 AM, Sebastian Haase <seb.haase@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 3:39 AM, Sebastian Haase <seb.haase@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 12:02 AM, Christoph Gohlke <cgohlke@uci.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 8/21/2010 2:37 PM, Sebastian Haase wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 11:29 PM, Christoph Gohlke<cgohlke@uci.edu>  wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 8/21/2010 1:44 PM, Sebastian Haase wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> this is somewhat OT for this list, but since I know that David and
>>>>>> many others here have lot's of experience compiling C extensions I
>>>>>> thought I could just ask:
>>>>>> Looking at
>>>>>> http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/
>>>>>> I did not know (even after reading the FAQ) which file to download and
>>>>>> how things would eventually work.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I have a 64bit windows 7 installed, and got many precompiled packages
>>>>>> for amd64 Python 2.7 from
>>>>>> http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/
>>>>>> (thanks to  Christoph Gohlke for all the work)
>>>>>> But now I have some C++ extensions on my own, and know how build them
>>>>>> using cygwin -- but that would only produce 32bit modules and should
>>>>>> be unusable.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So, the question is if someone has or knows of some tutorial about how
>>>>>> to go about this - step by step. This info could maybe even go the
>>>>>> scipy wiki....
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>>> Sebastian Haase
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi Sebastian,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am not aware of such a tutorial. There's some information at
>>>>> <http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/MicrosoftToolchainSupport>
>>>>>
>>>>> I did not have good experience last time (about a year ago) I tried
>>>>> mingw-w64. Occasional crashes during compilation and at runtime.
>>>>> Probably that has changed. At least you have to create the missing
>>>>> libpython and libmsvcr90 libraries from the dlls and make libmsvcr90 the
>>>>> default crt.
>>>>>
>>>>> You probably know that the "free" Windows 7 Platform SDK can be used to
>>>>> build Python>=2.6 extensions written in C89.
>>>>> <http://mattptr.net/2010/07/28/building-python-extensions-in-a-modern-windows-environment/>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>> Hi Christoph,
>>>>
>>>> I did not exactly know this - thanks for the info (I knew about
>>>> something called Visual Studio Express 2003- but that only
>>>> works/worked for Python 2.5, I think...)
>>>
>>> You can use Visual Studio Express 2008 for building 32 bit extensions
>>> for Python >=2.6.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> Rephrasing my original question: Is the mingw-w64 at all "easy" by now
>>>
>>> Don't know. David Cournapeau probably has the most experience.
>>>
>>> http://bugs.python.org/issue4709
>>> http://www.equation.com/servlet/equation.cmd?call=fortran
>>>
>>>> ? How about cross compiling to 64bit Windows from a 32bit Ubuntu (that
>>>> I could easily run on virtualbox) ?
>>>
>>> I am also interested in cross compiling on Ubuntu but have not found the
>>> time to get started. The IOCBio project cross-compiles their 32 bit
>>> extensions on Linux
>>> <http://code.google.com/p/iocbio/wiki/BuildWindowsInstallersOnLinux>.
>>> But as you can see they use Wine and Mingw...
>>>
>>>>
>>>> (But I'm not apposed at all to the "free" Windows 7 Platform SDK, so
>>>> I'll look into that -- giant download !?)
>>>
>>> About one GB.
>>>
>>>>
>> Do you know if that contains a C++ compiler ?  The first page before
>> it starts the actual download has "Visual C++ Compilers" grayed out
>> ... !?
>>
>> -Sebastian
>>
> Ok, apparently I had to install the "dot NET Framework 4" from
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa569263.aspx
> first, before then the C++ could be installed.
> But now setup.py still complains:
>       error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat
> and I think it is looking for
> C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0
> while that file got installed in
> C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0
> I don't know how to get the "log.debug" messages from the setup.py
> script activated...
> ?

I got the debug out by adding a "-d"
\Python27\python.exe setup.py -v build
(even though setup.py --help  states that --verbose should be already
the default, well...)

Then I mentioned the environment variable %VS90COMNTOOLS%
which I then set to
$$>set VS90COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\bin

But now I'm getting a traceback:
  File "C:\Python27\lib\distutils\msvc9compiler.py", line 469, in compile
    self.initialize()
  File "C:\Python27\lib\distutils\msvc9compiler.py", line 379, in initialize
    vc_env = query_vcvarsall(VERSION, plat_spec)
  File "C:\Python27\lib\distutils\msvc9compiler.py", line 295, in
query_vcvarsall
    raise ValueError(str(list(result.keys())))
ValueError: [u'path']

Well, still trying ....
Cheers,
Sebastian


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