[pycrypto] Unrecognized command line option '-mno-cygwin'

Legrandin gooksankoo at hoiptorrow.mailexpire.com
Sun Jul 8 06:02:42 EDT 2012

> I’m trying to build the pycrypto libarary. I browse to the folder where my
> files are extracted an type ‘make’. Things progress along just fine for
> quite a few minutes when suddenly I get this error and the process halts:*
> ***
> ** **
> Cc1.exe: error: unrecognized command line option '-mno-cygwin'****
> Error: command ‘gcc’ failed with exit status 1****
> ** **
> I’m working in MinGW (not cygwin). Can anybody suggest how to fix this?
> Thanks.

It is a known issue of distutils.

Edit C:\Python2.7.1\Lib\distutils\cygwincompiler.py and remove
'-mno-cygwin' everywhere.

See here:

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