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

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Wed Oct 15 03:39:49 EDT 2008

2008/10/15 Dirk Holtwick <dirk.holtwick at gmail.com>:

> Hi,


> I tried to install Reportlab 2.2 under Windows like this:


> $ python setup.py install


> 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.

Yes, but is distutils/setuptools smart enough to do that? And doesn't every
Python package with a C extension behave like this if you lack the compiler?

Why don't you use the proper Windows installer? Look near the bottom
of the download page:


- Andy

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