If you are using a version of Python prior to 2.4.1 with a MinGW prior to
3.0.0 (with binutils-2.13.90-20030111-1), you will need to create a MinGW-compatible
version of the Python library; the one shipped with Python will only work
with a Microsoft-compatible linker. Follow the instructions in the “Non-Microsoft”
section of the “Building Extensions: Tips And Tricks” chapter in Installing Python Modules
corresponds to the major and minor version numbers of your Python installation.