[SciPy-user] Building on Windows?

Travis N. Vaught travis at enthought.com
Sat Dec 6 08:31:17 CST 2003


I think you can use:

python setup.py build --compiler=mingw32

and it should work for the build.

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> On Behalf Of Gary Pajer
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 8:54 PM
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> Subject: [SciPy-user] Building on Windows?
> I've been trying to build cvs scipy on WinXP.  No other reason than to
> up
> to date, so I may punt this activity.
> It's not compiling.  There are hints and instructions on the web site,
> included with cvs.  Are these instructions up to date?
> I think I've settled all the dependencies (never sure).  I'm using the
> Enthought edition of python, which includes Mingc. I'm guessing that
> compiler should work, otherwise why would it be included?
> The error is:
> error:  Python was built with version 6 of Visual Studio, and
> need to be built with the same version of the compiler, but it isn't
> installed.
> If it takes recompiling python, I think I'll pass.   On the other
> maybe I'm missing something relatively simple.
> I've built scipy on linux without much difficulty.  Is building scipy
> WinXP just a royal pain, or can it be done with reasonable effort?
> -gary
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