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From Andi Vajda <>
Subject Re: Can't build 3.0.2 with gcc 4.5 and mingw/msys on Windows XP
Date Tue, 05 Oct 2010 18:50:29 GMT

On Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Bill Janssen wrote:

> I'm trying to build JCC 2.6 (from the PyLucene 3.0.2 source bundle) with
> GCC 4.5 on Windows XP using MinGW/msys.
> creating build\temp.win32-2.6\Release\jcc\sources
> c:\MinGW\bin\gcc.exe -mno-cygwin -mdll -O -Wall -D_jcc_lib -DJCC_VER="2.6" "-IC:\Program
Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\include" "-IC:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_21\include\win32" -I_jcc
-Ijcc/sources -Ic:\Python26\include -Ic:\Python26\PC -c jcc/sources/jcc.cpp -o build\temp.win32-2.6\Release\jcc\sources\jcc.o
-DPYTHON -fno-strict-aliasing -Wno-write-strings
> jcc/sources/jcc.cpp: In function 'PyObject* initJCC(PyObject*)':
> jcc/sources/jcc.cpp:337:48: error: cannot convert 'double' to 'const char*' for argument
'1' to 'PyObject* PyString_FromString(const char*)'
> error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1
> I believe the #ifdef a few lines above needs to change from
> #ifdef _MSC_VER
> to
> #if defined(_MSC_VER) || defined(__WIN32)
> to match the similar #ifdefs elsewhere in the code.
> JCC_VER is a double on Windows but a string elsewhere?  Odd.

Probably because it lost "" somewhere like where the compiler 
was invoked from. -Dfoo=1.2 instead of -Dfoo="1.2".
The verstring macro in the conditional you found fixes this.

As you suggest, it should have the extra check for __WIN32 like elsewhere.

Thanks !


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