[webkit-dev] Another Update: Cygwin Recommendations for Windows Builders

Brent Fulgham bfulgham at apple.com
Wed Apr 23 11:10:49 PDT 2014

A couple of weeks ago I reported a problem I noticed with Python 2.7 in our Cygwin-based builds:

> 2. Python version 2.6.8:  If not, you get errors indicating “Invalid Python installation: unable to open ‘/cygdrive/c/Cygwin/include/python2.7/pyconfig.h”. This seems to be a regression since 2.6.8. Again, Cygwin tries to upgrade you to 2.7.3 every time you run the Cygwin setup utility. You must manually specify that you want 2.6.8.

I tracked down the cause of this issue (see https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132023 if you are curious), and have updated our builders to use Python 2.7.

If you update to ToT WebKit, you should be able to safely build and run with Python 2.7.

I have also removed the warning in update-webkit that would complain about Python 2.7 when you attempted to get updated sources.

Please let me know if you encounter any problems with this new environment.


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