Build for Microsoft Windows with Cygwin

Asked by regulararmy on 2013-05-12

Good afternoon:

         when I build the library of version>= 1.5.0 for Microsoft Windows with Cygwin, run
  "$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-rohc-tests", errors information occured which is "libpcap library/headers not found ",
  however,in the "http://rohc-lib.org/wiki/doku.php?id=library-install-sources#native_build_on_unix-like_systems",
  it says" You can enable tests with --enable-rohc-tests if you have the WinPcap library installed on your system. " yes,I installed the WinPcap library on my system.
        how can I build the library in Microsoft Windows with Cygwin? Thank you.

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Didier Barvaux
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Hello,

> when I build the library of version>= 1.5.0 for Microsoft Windows
> with Cygwin, run "$ ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-rohc-tests",
> errors information occured which is "libpcap library/headers not found ",
> however,in the "http://rohc-lib.org/wiki/doku.php?id=library-install-sources#native_build_on_unix-like_systems",
> it says" You can enable tests with --enable-rohc-tests if you have
> the WinPcap library installed on your system. " yes,I installed the WinPcap
> library on my system.
> how can I build the library in Microsoft Windows with Cygwin? Thank you.

Sorry, I made a mistake while writing this part of the installation manual. Support for Cygwin is only for future versions >= 1.6.0 of the library. Version 1.6.0 is not released yet: in the meanwhile please use the main dev branch on Bazaar.

I added a note in the installation manual to avoid confusing users:
http://rohc-lib.org/wiki/doku.php?id=library-install-sources&#build_for_microsoft_windows_with_cygwin

Regards,
Didier

regulararmy (regulararmy) said : #2

as for what you said, so we can not build the library of versions = 1.5.1 in the Microsoft Windows with Cygwin so for? thank you.

> as for what you said, so we can not build the library of versions = 1.5.1
> in the Microsoft Windows with Cygwin so for?

Yes, it won't be possible with the future 1.5.2 release too. Only versions 1.6.0, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.7.0... will be able to do so.

Regards,
Didier

regulararmy (regulararmy) said : #4

Thank you for answering me so many questions in time and in patience .
  when and where can the versions 1.6.0, 1.6.1... be appeared for my studying?

> Thank you for answering me so many questions in time and in patience .
> when and where can the versions 1.6.0, 1.6.1... be appeared for my studying?

When they are ready :-)

If you look at the 1.6.0 page [1], you'll see that there is only 2 open bugs remaining, so the version 1.6.0 will be released quite soon. Maybe next week if I got access to OpenBSD and NetBSD platforms during the week.

Regards,
Didier

[1] https://launchpad.net/rohc/+milestone/1.6.0

regulararmy (regulararmy) said : #6

Thanks Didier Barvaux, that solved my question.