On Aug 23, 2010, at 9:32 AM, Patrick Marsh wrote:

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Peter Rockett
<p.rockett@sheffield.ac.uk> wrote:


On 23/08/10 01:13, JonY wrote:
On 8/23/2010 07:12, Patrick Marsh wrote:
Greetings,

I'm currently trying to build a grib reader on Windows7 using mingw.
I get a failure in the build process with an

Undefined reference to "_lstat" and "_S_ISLNK"

Excuse the apostasy, but you could build this on Cygwin if it needs *nix
things and it's going to be time-consuming to port properly?



Let me give a little more background on what I'm (foolishly?)
attempting.  I am trying to build a Python grib reader which depends
on this *nix grib reader for the underlying I/O.  This is why I'm
trying to build/port the *nix code to MinGW/MSYS.

Patrick

If what you are after is a Python module to read Grib files under windows
perhaps you could try using a recent GDAL  http://www.gdal.org

here is the grib support page 
http://www.gdal.org/frmt_grib.html

Cheers

Norman