I've tried using the current version of cygwin python, but attempting to use pip or easy_install results in an error message about being unable to load DLLs (I won't reproduce it here because I removed that version of python).
I've tried compiling python under cygwin, but that ends with this error:
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status Python build finished, but the necessary bits to build these modules were not fo und: _bsddb _curses _curses_panel _sqlite3 _ssl _tkinter bsddb185 bz2 gdbm linuxaudiodev nis ossaudiodev readline spwd sunaudiodev zlib To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for the module' s name. Failed to build these modules: _io running build_scripts
What is the recommended way of having a working python installation under cygwin on Windows 7?