[tahoe-dev] Windows XP build errors 1.8

slush slush at centrum.cz
Sat Oct 16 08:16:10 UTC 2010


I'm trying to install TahoeLAFS on Windows Vista machine. I was unsuccesfull
with 1.7.0 before few months, so I give a next try with 1.8.0.

1) There is not "g++" option in current MinGW installer! I had to install
base system, then go to mingw directory, run updater and then select g++ to
install. Very confusing. Please update installation information.

2) When I definitely compiled Tahoe using setup.py build, setting nickname,
introducer etc, few seconds after 'tahoe start' I get this error message:

c:\tahoe180\bin>c:\python26\python tahoe start
STARTING 'C:\Users\zzz\.tahoe'

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
client node probably not started

And message box with "Windows are searching problem solution" appears. This
is common Windows Vista installation, nothing special here. I definitely
hanged installation here because had no idea what can be wrong.

Just for information - installation procedure for Windows systems on "Geting
Tahoe-LAFS" are not complete - I had to go to "advanced installation" to get
information about mingw32. Please add information about mingw32 also here,
because many users will be confused with vcvarsall.bat error message.


2010/10/5 Andrey Voronin <ua.phoenix at gmail.com>

> WinXP SP3, Python 2.6.6
> Without MinGW - error related to Twisted:
> distutils.errors.DistutilsError: Setup script exited with error: Unable to
> find vcvarsall.bat
> With MinGW - many Twisted and other warnings, but seems like build success.
> Without MinGW from scratch with "Twisted-10.1.0.winxp32-py2.6.exe" manually
> installed - failed with pycrypto-2.3
> With MinGW + Twisted build completed successfully.
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