[reportlab-users] [BUG] Installation error on Windows

Dirk Holtwick dirk.holtwick at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 03:37:24 EDT 2008


I tried to install Reportlab 2.2 under Windows like this:

$ python setup.py install

And got the following error:

-----------------8<---------------[cut here]
running build_clib
error: Python was built with Visual Studio 2003;
extensions must be built with a compiler than can generate compatible
Visual Studio 2003 was not found on this system. If you have Cygwin
you can try compiling with MingW32, by passing "-c mingw32" to setup.py.
-----------------8<---------------[cut here]

Since Reportlab also works without the speedup extensions it would be
great if the installer could pass this step if a compiler is not available.


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