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Stéfan van der Walt

27 Apr, 2014 09:09 PM

Hi all,

I am trying to get AppVeyor running for a scientific Python package. Since Python 2.x is built with MSVC 2008, I need the same to build my extensions. Is there an existing image with that version of Microsoft Visual C installed, or do I have to install it manually?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 27 Apr, 2014 09:56 PM

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    Hi Stefan,

    We can install Visual C++ Express 2008 SP1. Would it be enough?

  2. 2 Posted by Stéfan van der ... on 27 Apr, 2014 10:19 PM

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    Yes, that would be perfect, thank you!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 29 Apr, 2014 06:38 PM

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    Hi Stefan,

    I'm sorry to say, but VS 2008 installation didn't go through (for some

    Would VS 2010 work or is there any way to "point" that python package to a
    more recent VS?

    Best regards,
    Feodor Fitsner

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  4. 4 Posted by stefan on 29 Apr, 2014 09:07 PM

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    Unfortunately, Python 2.x is compiled with 2008, so it is the only option
    for testing that platform. That said, I am happy to rather run my test
    suite under Python 3, which requires VS 2010 instead.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 29 Apr, 2014 09:08 PM

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    OK, then give it a try using Python 3 and VS 2010. They both installed on build worker.

  6. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:43 AM.

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