# [Zope-dev] Re: buildout on Windows

Chris Withers wrote:

Hey All,


I'm trying to run a plone-ish buildout on Windows for a customer, currently getting this:

creating zope.proxy
copying zope/proxy\proxy.h -> zope.proxy
error: Python was built with Visual Studio 2003;

extensions must be built with a compiler than can generate compatible binaries. Visual Studio 2003 was not found on this system. If you have Cygwin installed,
you can try compiling with MingW32, by passing "-c mingw32" to setup.py.
While:
Installing zope2.

Do binary eggs exist for zope.proxy and friends?



This isn't a matter of a binary zope.proxy egg. If you look at the 'zope2' part of your buildout.cfg, you'll see it's actually trying to compile Zope 2 itself (which happens to contain the zope.proxy package as part of the Zope 3 libraries that it ships with).


What you want to do on Windows is install Zope 2 manually using the installers, then edit buildout.cfg to NOT build Zope 2, but to refer to the installation location, e.g.:

[zope2]
location = C:\Path\to\my\zope2
# nothing else here, also remove 'zope2' from buildout:parts

[instance]
...
# stays the same:
zope2-location = \${zope2:location}
...

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