[SciPy-dev] Strang error on cygwin

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Mon Jan 19 15:49:59 CST 2004

I periodically get this strange error which is probably due to the way I 
am using cygwin.  I'm wondering if someone with more experience on 
cygwin could help me.

Say I'm using the cygwin bash shell and I set my Path to grab the 
enthought Python binary first but the cygwin copy of gcc


Now, when I run

python setup.py build --compiler=mingw32 install

I get the following error:

building 'scipy.cluster._vq' extension
cygiwn_output_dir: build\temp.win32-2.3\Release
here build\temp.win32-2.3\Release\lib\cluster\src\vq_wrap.o
...: build\temp.win32-2.3\Release lib\cluster\src\vq_wrap.o
C:\cygwin\bin\gcc.exe -O2 -w -Wstrict-prototypes -Ic:\Python23\include 
on23\PC -c Lib\cluster\src/vq_wrap.cpp -o 
In file included from c:/Python23/include/Python.h:75,
                 from Lib/cluster/src/vq_wrap.cpp:176:
c:/Python23/include/intobject.h:41: error: syntax error before `(' token
In file included from c:/Python23/include/Python.h:77,
                 from Lib/cluster/src/vq_wrap.cpp:176:
c:/Python23/include/longobject.h:37: error: `__int64' was not declared 
in this
c:/Python23/include/longobject.h:39: error: syntax error before `*' token
c:/Python23/include/longobject.h:40: error: syntax error before `(' token
c:/Python23/include/longobject.h:41: error: syntax error before `(' token
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

I'm wondering if this is somehow due to path issues, but it seems tied 
up in distutils.

Am I being foolish to try and use the Enthought Python2.3 windows binary 
with the cygwin gcc compiler (the -mno-cygwin option that distutils 
provides ensures that the dll won't link against cygwin).?

Thanks for any insight.

-Travis O.

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