RE: EXTERNAL: Re: missing python-config and building python on Windows

Discussion in 'Python' started by Prasad, Ramit, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. > On 7/31/2012 11:49 PM, Mark Hammond wrote:

    > > On 1/08/2012 10:48 AM, Damon Register wrote:

    > >> 1. though I have looked in a few readmefiles, I don't see instructions for
    > >> installing what I have just built using MSVC. Where can I find the
    > >> instructions for installing after building with MSVC?

    > >
    > > There is no such process. In general, you can just run directly from the

    > built tree.
    > That is a bummer. That makes me more curious about how the Windows
    > installer was made and how all the pieces were gathered together.

    > > I'm afraid I don't know what python-config is. Itappears it might be a

    > reflection of how Python

    > > was configured and build on *nix systems - if that is the case then it is

    > expected that one does not

    > > exist for Windows (as it doesn't use the *nix build chain).

    > which means, I guess, that mingw is barely supported if at all.
    > While it may be Windows, mingw/msys is a nice way tobuild many
    > programs that are unix oriented. I suppose that just for fun I
    > should try to build python on SuSE to see how it goes.

    > >> 3. It seems that MSVC doesn't produce the .a libraryfiles needed for
    > >> linking
    > >> into a mingw built program. Do I have to do that fun trick to
    > >> create the
    > >> .a from the dll?

    > >
    > > I'm surprised MSVC *can* build .a files for mingw - but AFAIK, even if MSVC

    > could do that, I believe

    > > Python makes no attempt to build with support for linking into mingw

    > programs.
    > I don't know that MSVC can do this. The only process of which I am aware is a
    > two step process using pexports anddlltool to generate the .a file from a
    > dll.
    > One reason Iwas using the installer is that it already had the
    > python27.a file. Now I am even more curious about what was used to build
    > python
    > and create that installer.
    > The installer provided all I needed for build most python dependent
    > apps with mingw until I ran into one that needed python-config. I suppose
    > that
    > if python-config does what I suspect it does (produce cflags and ldflags as
    > does pkg-config) then perhaps I could just fake it by replacing use of
    > python-config with what the cflags andldflags should be for where I have
    > python.

    I have no knowledge about building Python but does this help? Python with the free MS C Toolkit


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