Fwd: I'd like to reopen discussion on the Windows path problem

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Apr 27 11:44:00 CDT 2007


On 27/04/07, Lee Cantey <lcantey at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not able to since it wants to check whether it can build
> extensions with MSVC.

If you always use mingw, you can put that fact into a setup.cfg file
in the build directory, or globally in
<python>\Lib\distutils\distutils.cfg. You need

  [build]
  compiler=mingw32

(with no indent) in that file. It's in the Python documentation -
"Installing Python Modules", section 5.

Paul.


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