Need help in compiling on cygwin
rob at landley.net
Thu Dec 1 23:30:23 UTC 2005
On Thursday 01 December 2005 09:53, Pius wrote:
> I try to compile busybox 1.01 on a out-of-the-box cygwin installation. but
> I am not successful.
I don't have cygwin (I don't do windows) but I'll take a look.
> some errors are here...
Pasting them into the email would have been easier on us.
It's complaining that sockaddr_in isn't defined. We're getting it from
sys/socket.h, but apparently cygwin isn't. Did you try an explicit #include
<netinet/in.h> towards the top of libbb.h?
This one's application specific: vi is unhappy. Let's see...
We #include <signal.h>, and that _really_ should define SIGIOT. On Linux it
seems to be a synonym for SIGABRT, try substituting that one instead and see
if it's happy?
> I would appreciate tips and hints to get it compiled. I tried with
> make allyesconfig; make dep; make
Try "make allnoconfig" and add just what you need. You're likely to have
problems on a per-applet basis because none of this stuff has ever been
tested in your environment, and windows provides a flaky emulation of unix at
best. (I'd be amazed if you can get losetup to work, for example. let alone
> perhaps I miss a trick, but i could not find anything in the documentation
> nor on the web or mailing list.
I don't think anyone's ever done this before. :)
In theory it should work, we've just never tried it...
> (not quite true.. I have changed the user $HOME to a shorter path in
> /etc/passwd, as there was a discussion about too long path somewhere on the
I'm unaware of this being a problem for us. Might be for cygwin...
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I do not think it means what you think it means.
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