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

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Apr 23 16:15:30 PDT 2014

Very exciting!  Thanks a lot for making this work.

On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Brent Fulgham <bfulgham at apple.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> -Brent

- R. Niwa
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