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Amaury Forgeot d'Arc committed 8a7a254

#2234 distutils failed with mingw binutils 2.18.50.20080109.
Be less strict when parsing these version numbers,
they don't necessarily follow the python numbering scheme.

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Lib/distutils/cygwinccompiler.py

     """ Try to find out the versions of gcc, ld and dllwrap.
         If not possible it returns None for it.
     """
-    from distutils.version import StrictVersion
+    from distutils.version import LooseVersion
     from distutils.spawn import find_executable
     import re
 
         out.close()
         result = re.search('(\d+\.\d+(\.\d+)*)',out_string)
         if result:
-            gcc_version = StrictVersion(result.group(1))
+            gcc_version = LooseVersion(result.group(1))
         else:
             gcc_version = None
     else:
         out.close()
         result = re.search('(\d+\.\d+(\.\d+)*)',out_string)
         if result:
-            ld_version = StrictVersion(result.group(1))
+            ld_version = LooseVersion(result.group(1))
         else:
             ld_version = None
     else:
         out.close()
         result = re.search(' (\d+\.\d+(\.\d+)*)',out_string)
         if result:
-            dllwrap_version = StrictVersion(result.group(1))
+            dllwrap_version = LooseVersion(result.group(1))
         else:
             dllwrap_version = None
     else:
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+- Issue #2234: distutils failed for some versions of the cygwin compiler. The
+  version reported by these tools does not necessarily follow the python
+  version numbering scheme, so the module is less strict when parsing it.
+
 - Issue #2235: Added Py3k warnings for types which will become unhashable
   under the stricter __hash__ inheritance rules in 3.0. Several types
   which did not meet the rules for hash invariants and were already