Cygwin 1.1.8 Python 2.1a2 Builds OOTB

Jason Tishler
Mon Feb 5 09:40:00 GMT 2001

Python 2.1a2 builds OOTB under Cygwin 1.1.8 or later.  One should use
the following when configuring:

    configure --with-threads=no --with-libm= --with-suffix=.exe

Note that the "--with-check-import-case" option is no longer needed for
Cygwin.  In fact, a different case-sensitive import patch was accepted
into Python CVS.  It was really for MacOSX, but it works for Cygwin too.

See the following, if interested:

Unfortunately, this patch may be removed from Python CVS.  I'm currently
in the process of facilitating its (or a modified version's) retention.
Any support from the Cygwin community would be appreciated.  The right
place to post is but it is a by-approval only list.
So the only avenues are at the above URL or


Jason Tishler
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