[Community] Installing Shapely on Windows
thy at 42.dk
Wed Dec 12 11:34:30 EET 2007
I'm trying to install Shapely on Windows:
To my surprise, this tries to download and install ctypes, even though
I'm running Python 2.5 and ctypes is already available, as evidenced:
>>> import ctypes
This probably shouldn't be a problem, except that I can't compile ctypes
due to me missing the VS2003 compiler. I have VS2005, but that is
apparently not okay. I have cygwin and can manually compile ctypes by
downloading the tarball and running
python setup.py -c mingw32
but then I can't figure out how to install the ctypes I just built :-(
So, in summary I have the following questions, not all of which might be
relevant to this list (so shoot me ;-]):
1) Why does Shapely try to install ctypes when it's already there?
2) How can I pass '-c mingw32' for easy_install to use when compiling?
3) How can I install a manually built package using easy_install so it
will skip that dependency when procession Shapely?
Thanks in advance.
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