Preliminaries for Building Python / Sage on Windows
This wiki is a repository for my notes on software / scripts I needed or used to get Python/Sage building under windows.
Compiler / Development Environment
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
To get access to gzip/tar, I downloaded those packages. You can also just download all the packages.
All the packages get installed by default to %ProgramFiles%\GnuWin32\, and the .exe files reside in %ProgramFiles%\GnuWin32\bin\
Needed to get the updated source of the libraries that Python 2.6 depends on. I downloaded mine from http://www.open.collab.net/downloads/subversion/.
Set up some scripts to help yourself.
Make a windows shell script to setup your environment.
Make a file named something like %USERPROFILE%\my_sage_env.cmd.
A good one to get started is something like:
echo off cls echo "Running CMD w/ special environment variables set..." set PATH=%PATH%;%ProgramFiles%\GnuWin32\bin;%ProgramFiles%\CollabNet Subversion Client echo on
Make a shortcut to %SystemRoot%\System32\cmd.exe. Then right click, select properties and on the Shortcut Tab, edit the Target field to:
D:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /K %USERPROFILE%\my_sage_env.cmd