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error installing ctypes 1.0.2

Subject: error installing ctypes 1.0.2
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:34:44 +0000

To ctypes developers,

I downloaded your software from this webpage

When I run build, I get the following errors.

If you can help me out, it would be greatly appreaciated.

Kenneth Watanabe, PhD


$ python3 build

running build

running build_py

running build_ext

Configuring static FFI library:

cd build/temp.cygwin-3.0.7-x86_64-3.6/libffi && env CFLAGS='' '/home/KAWATAN/python/ctypes-1.0.2/source/libffi/configure'

checking build system type... /home/KAWATAN/python/ctypes-1.0.2/source/libffi/config.guess: unable to guess system type


This script, last modified 2004-11-12, has failed to recognize

the operating system you are using. It is advised that you

download the most up to date version of the config scripts from


If the version you run (/home/KAWATAN/python/ctypes-1.0.2/source/libffi/config.guess) is already up to date, please

send the following data and any information you think might be

pertinent to <address@hidden> in order to provide the needed

information to handle your system.


config.guess timestamp = 2004-11-12


uname -m = x86_64

uname -r = 3.0.7(0.338/5/3)

uname -s = CYGWIN_NT-10.0

uname -v = 2019-04-30 18:08


/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown

/bin/uname -X     =


hostinfo               =

/bin/universe          =

/usr/bin/arch -k       =

/bin/arch              = x86_64

/usr/bin/oslevel       =

/usr/convex/getsysinfo =



UNAME_RELEASE = 3.0.7(0.338/5/3)


UNAME_VERSION = 2019-04-30 18:08

configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one


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