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Success Natively Compiling Python-2.3.4 in Mingw?

Hello all.

After a search on Google it would seem that the users of
Mingw have not had good results in compiling the python
sources natively. See at least:

[1] http://uucode.com/texts/python-mingw/python-mingw.html
Having said that, kindly allow me to report that Mingw32 can
now compile python-2.3.4 sources natively. Both Mingw make files
and DEV-C++ project files can now compile the python sources.
There is surely more to be done to remove even more rough
edges; but the results are very promising.

The compiled python is, for now, renamed to python23 so as to keep
my clean working copy of Python-2.1 unaffected.
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
My system:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
+ Win98
+ Mingw v. 3.2
+ DEV-C++ v. 4.9.8.5
+ MYSYS v. 1.0.9
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
For file sizes, here is the list:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
PYTHON23 EXE 11,776 20/06/04 19:24 python23.exe
PYTHONW EXE 12,800 20/06/04 19:29 pythonw.exe
PYTHON23 DLL 1,224,704 20/06/04 20:05 python23.dll
W9XPOPEN EXE 12,288 19/06/04 8:07 w9xpopen.exe
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Running python23 from MSYS:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
$ python23 -i
Python 2.3.4 (#0, Jun 20 2004, 04:00:28) [Mingw 32 bit (AMD)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright" , "credits" or "license" for more information.
1+2 3

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Summary of regrtest.main() output:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
204 tests OK.
1 test failed:
test_datetime
50 tests skipped:
test_aepack test_al test_bsddb test_bsddb185 test_bsddb3 test_bz2
test_cd test_cl test_commands test_crypt test_curses test_dbm
test_dl test_email_code cs test_fcntl test_fork1 test_gdbm test_gl
test_grp test_gzip test_imgfile test_ioctl test_largefile
test_linuxaudio dev test_macfs test_macostools test_mhlib test_mpz
test_nis test_normalizat ion test_openpty test_ossaudiode v
test_pep277 test_plistlib test_poll test_posix test_pty test_pwd
test_resource test_scriptpack ages test_signal test_socket_ssl
test_socketserv er test_sunaudiode v test_timeout test_timing
test_urllibnet test_zipfile test_zipimport test_zlib
6 skips unexpected on win32:
test_bz2 test_zipfile test_bsddb test_zipimport test_gzip
test_zlib
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
More on test_datetime:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
E:\Python23>pyt hon23
Python 2.3.4 (#0, Jun 20 2004, 04:00:28) [Mingw 32 bit (AMD)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright" , "credits" or "license" for more information. from test import test_datetime Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
File "E:\PYTHON23\li b\test\test_dat etime.py", line 2821, in ?
Eastern = USTimeZone(-5, "Eastern", "EST", "EDT")
TypeError: cannot create 'USTimeZone' instances

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
A closer inspection of test test_socket:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
$ /e/python23/python23.exe -i
Python 2.3.4 (#0, Jun 20 2004, 04:00:28) [Mingw 32 bit (AMD)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright" , "credits" or "license" for more information. import test_socket as t
t.test_main() testCrucialCons tants (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testDefaultTime out (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testGetServByNa me (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testGetSockOpt (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testHostnameRes (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testIPv4toStrin g (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testIPv6toStrin g (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testInterpreter Crash (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testNtoH (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testRefCountGet NameInfo (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testSendAfterCl ose (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testSetSockOpt (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testSockName (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testSocketError (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testStringToIPv 4 (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testStringToIPv 6 (test_socket.Ge neralModuleTest s) ... ok
testFromFd (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testOverFlowRec v (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testOverFlowRec vFrom (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testRecv (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testRecvFrom (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testSendAll (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testShutdown (test_socket.Ba sicTCPTest) ... ok
testTCPTimeout (test_socket.TC PTimeoutTest) ... ok
testTimeoutZero (test_socket.TC PTimeoutTest) ... ok
testExceptionTr ee (test_socket.Te stExceptions) ... ok
testRecvFrom (test_socket.Ba sicUDPTest) ... ok
testSendtoAndRe cv (test_socket.Ba sicUDPTest) ... ok
testTimeoutZero (test_socket.UD PTimeoutTest) ... ok
testUDPTimeout (test_socket.UD PTimeoutTest) ... ok
testAccept (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts) ... ERROR
ERROR
testConnect (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts) ... ok
testRecv (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts) ... ERROR
testSetBlocking (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts) ... ok
testFullRead (test_socket.Fi leObjectClassTe stCase) ... ok
testReadline (test_socket.Fi leObjectClassTe stCase) ... ok
testSmallRead (test_socket.Fi leObjectClassTe stCase) ... ok
testUnbufferedR ead (test_socket.Fi leObjectClassTe stCase) ... ok
testFullRead (test_socket.Un bufferedFileObj ectClassTestCas e) ... ok
testReadline (test_socket.Un bufferedFileObj ectClassTestCas e) ... ok
testSmallRead (test_socket.Un bufferedFileObj ectClassTestCas e) ... ok
testUnbufferedR ead (test_socket.Un bufferedFileObj ectClassTestCas e) ... ok
testUnbufferedR eadline (test_socket.Un bufferedFileObj ectClassTestCas e) ... ok
testFullRead (test_socket.Li neBufferedFileO bjectClassTestC ase) ... ok
testReadline (test_socket.Li neBufferedFileO bjectClassTestC ase) ... ok
testSmallRead (test_socket.Li neBufferedFileO bjectClassTestC ase) ... ok
testUnbufferedR ead (test_socket.Li neBufferedFileO bjectClassTestC ase) ... ok
testFullRead (test_socket.Sm allBufferedFile ObjectClassTest Case) ... ok
testReadline (test_socket.Sm allBufferedFile ObjectClassTest Case) ... ok
testSmallRead (test_socket.Sm allBufferedFile ObjectClassTest Case) ... ok
testUnbufferedR ead (test_socket.Sm allBufferedFile ObjectClassTest Case) ... ok

=============== =============== =============== =============== ==========
ERROR: testAccept (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "E:\PYTHON23\li b\test\test_soc ket.py", line 543, in testAccept
read, write, err = select.select([self.serv], [], [])
ValueError: filedescriptor out of range in select()

=============== =============== =============== =============== ==========
ERROR: testAccept (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "E:\PYTHON23\li b\test\test_soc ket.py", line 117, in _tearDown
self.fail(msg)
File "E:\PYTHON234\P YTHON-2.3.4\lib\unitt est.py", line 270, in fail
raise self.failureExc eption, msg
AssertionError: (10061, 'Connection refused')

=============== =============== =============== =============== ==========
ERROR: testRecv (test_socket.No nBlockingTCPTes ts)
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "E:\PYTHON23\li b\test\test_soc ket.py", line 571, in testRecv
read, write, err = select.select([conn], [], [])
ValueError: filedescriptor out of range in select()

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ran 51 tests in 14.340s

FAILED (errors=3)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
File "E:\PYTHON23\li b\test\test_soc ket.py", line 752, in test_main
test_support.ru n_unittest(*tes ts)
File "test_support.p y", line 262, in run_unittest
run_suite(suite , testclass)
File "test_support.p y", line 246, in run_suite
raise TestFailed(msg)
test.test_suppo rt.TestFailed: errors occurred; run in verbose mode for details

+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Test test_socket passes or fails?
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Why regrtest.main() is reporting that test_socket passes, when
test_socket itself reports that it fails is beyond me. Mind you,
however, that the socket module itself can run the simple echo
client/server(s) that were modified by me and which came with
python21 without problems.
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Summary of changes:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Number of files changed in source Python-2.3.4.tar.bz2: 10
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Overview of all changes which number 16:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
[1] 3 changes in socketmodule.c
[2] 1 change in socketmodule.h
(The test fails or passes?)
[3] 2 changes in posixmodule.c
[4] 1 change in _csv.c
[5] 5 changes in datetimemodule. c
(test_datetime. py is the (only?) test that fails;
Note that the module appears loadable, however.
And seems able to run some of its methods; after all
test_calendar passes).
[6] 1 change in _winreg.c
[7] 1 change in ../PC/pyconfig.h
[8] Not using python_nt.rc
(Using pythoncore_priv ate.rc, & python_mingw.rc instead).
[9] 1 change in dynload_win.c
[10] 1 change in thread_pthread. c (This file is ignored, I think).
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Sources are guarded:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Most changes guard the original source and are in the form of:
/* My addition/change */
/* Comment...*/
#if defined(__MINGW 32__)
/*define or do something*/
#else
original python source code here
#endif
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
Last words:
+---------------------------------------------------------------+
If someone can kindly verify that the failed tests are not
serious (they don't seem to be; I even don't have the datetime
module in my current Python-2.1) or can be fixed, or if many people
are interested in documentation of the source changes, then I'll
be more than happy to share them.

Peace

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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Hello all.
If someone can kindly verify that the failed tests are not
serious (they don't seem to be; I even don't have the datetime
module in my current Python-2.1) or can be fixed, or if many people
are interested in documentation of the source changes, then I'll
be more than happy to share them.

Peace


Providing patches for a working mingw compilation would be great.

Carl
Jul 18 '05 #2

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