I am trying to install MinGW and MSYS on Windows 7 64-bit to build PyGTK
from the source. I successfully installed MINGW, then ran MSYS-1.0.11.exe.
Rather than being prompted for the location of MinGW, a console pops up
with the following message:
(x86)\RSA SecurID Token
0 [main] us 0 init_cheap: VirtualAlloc pointer is null, Win32 error
487 AllocationBase 0x0, BaseAddress 0x71110000, RegionSize 0x4C0000, State
C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe: *** Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's heap, Win32
Press any key to continue . . .
The middle part appears to be some kind of error involving Cygwin. Am I
supposed to have Cygwin? Also, the link to MSYS Core 1.0.11 on the main
MSYS page appears to be broken and simply takes me to MinGW's main page on
Sourceforge. Where is this archive currently hosted?
On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM, David T Pitchford
> I am trying to install MinGW and MSYS on Windows 7 64-bit to build PyGTK
> from the source. I successfully installed MINGW, then ran MSYS-1.0.11.exe.
> Rather than being prompted for the location of MinGW, a console pops up with
> the following message:
Egad, you're in the stone ages with that. Neither is it supported any longer.
To install MinGW, you can try to use mingw-get-inst, making sure you
select to update the catalogues. Or you can use the mingw-get
directly by downloading the zip file and extracting the contents to
C:\MinGW. Then do:
change directory to c:\MinGW\bin
mingw-get install g++
mingw-get install msys