[chandler-dev] Building Chandler 2 on Windows without Visual Studio (Grant Baillie)

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Thu Apr 30 08:54:23 PDT 2009

On 29 Apr, 2009, at 04:07, Robbie MacKay wrote:

> Hey,
> I've checked out the Chandler source code from http://svn.osafoundation.org/chandler/trunk/chandler
> and tried running 'make' from cygwin - but it fails everytime it  
> tries to install zope.interface, with the following error message:
> Searching for zope.interface
> Best match: zope.interface 3.3.0b2-r71371
> Processing zope.interface-3.3.0b2-r71371.tar.bz2
> Running zope.interface-3.3.0b2-r71371\setup.py -q bdist_egg --dist- 
> dir c:\docume
> ~1\robbie\locals~1\temp\easy_install-4yfbif\zope.interface-3.3.0b2- 
> r71371\egg-di
> st-tmp-_jfjri
> warning: no previously-included files found matching 'setup.cfg'
> error: Setup script exited with error: Python was built with Visual  
> Studio 2003;
> extensions must be built with a compiler than can generate  
> compatible binaries.
> Visual Studio 2003 was not found on this system. If you have Cygwin  
> installed,
> you can try compiling with MingW32, by passing "-c mingw32" to  
> setup.py.
> make: *** [zope.interface] Error 1
> Any ideas on how to get around this?

Hi, Robbie

This is my mistake: I made some build changes a month or two ago, and  
thought that this python package (zope.interface) didn't require a C  
compiler, when it actually does. I will upload a built package once I  
have access to a Windows machine (this evening).


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