[reportlab-users] Installing version 2.2 on Windows

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Wed Oct 22 13:11:14 EDT 2008

David Hughes wrote:

> I tried upgrading to version 2.2 under Windows and initially attempted

> the full build, using setup.py install, but got horribly tangled up

> trying to compile the c extensions because the lib and include

> directories for freetype2 look to be hard coded to locations on your own

> machines. So I just copied the reportlab directory tree over into

> site-packages as recommended for the manual install, and then downloaded

> _renderPM.pyd and _rl_accel.pyd separately. This means I don't believe I

> have freetype2 explicitly installed. Is this OK and sufficient?


> Regards,


> David Hughes

I believe our versions should have the freetype2 stuff statically linked so you
don't need freetype2 explicitly.

I hoped that people would use the setup.cfg file to specify where stuff lives,
but obviously I was too stupid to put in text saying that was what you need to do :(
Robin Becker

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