Setuptools (easy_install) can’t find vcvarsall.bat
This problem happened when I was installing the Milk: a machine learning toolkit in Python.
There is a file INSTALL.rst explain like this:
The following should work::
python setup.py install
A C++ compiler is required. On Windows, you might need to specify the compiler.
python setup.py install –compiler=mingw32
If you have mingw installed.
The trick seems to be to install mingw (http://www.mingw.org/wiki/Getting_Started) and I used
Graphical User Interface Installer ( mingw-get-inst version)
make sure you select the base tools, g++ compiler and make stuff. I also chose c compiler & c++ complier to be installed. Note: you should make sure the path to MinGW directory should not contain any spaces. e.g., ‘C:\MinGW’. Then add `C:\MinGW\bin’ to your system Path.
Then create a file called ‘disutils.cfg’ in’ C:\Python26\Lib\distutils’ and put the follow in it:
Then exit from your command prompt,open it up again and cd to the directory where setup.py sits, run:
setup.py install build --compiler=mingw32 or easy_install milk