Transient Windows test failures

Matt Harbison mharbison72 at
Mon Jun 19 23:09:25 EDT 2017

On Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:25:15 -0400, Matt Harbison <mharbison72 at>  

> On Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:38:23 -0400, Sean Farley <sean at> wrote:
>> Hi Matt,
>> (sorry if you've answered this before) Can you share how you set up this
>> test machine so that I can set my own up? If you have answered this,
>> then would you mind sharing a link to how this was done?
>> Much thanks!
> Nothing too special.
> 1) Win7 x64
> 2) Python 2.7.13 x64
> 3) MinGW  
> (

So, I walked through this procedure on a clean system, and there were a  
few wrinkles setting up MinGW with the gui installer.  `unzip` and `dd`  
were missing.  There is a package for unzip that you have to find and  
check off (try looking under 'All Packages').  For whatever reason, the  
coreutils package didn't install `dd`.  For that, I had to run the CLI  

   c:\MinGW\bin\mingw-get install msys-coreutils

I found it in this thread, in case there's anything else useful there,  
though it sounds quite outdated:

> 4) Visual Studio 2008
> 5) $PATH is:

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