Talk:Installation on Windows
Are the *-bin.zip files needed? Are not the *-lib files sufficient?
Stefan Urbanek 16:06, 10 Mar 2005 (CET)
I had to do:
configure CPPFLAGS=-I/C/GNUstep/msys/1.0/include LDFLAGS=-I/C/GNUstep/msys/1.0/lib
to get the gui build going.
Also, ffcall wouldn't compile, so it was necessary to copy one from an older GNUstep installation on windows. I will make a zip of this and put in on the GNUstep ftp site so that others don't run into the same issue.
I don't think that the libiconv stuff is necessary anymore, at least not with modern source distributions of libxml2. Also, there should be a warning NOT to install libxslt, as it gets compiled as a static library and its symbols clobber *everything* inside a DLL (hence messing up gnustep-base). It needs to be fixed for mingw (I'm sure the authors would have if they ever used the configure script in MSYS).
- outdated, pull in http://www.gnustep.org/resources/documentation/User/GNUstep/README.MinGW
- delete or convince everyone of putting these kind of things on the wiki and not in some external file.
Compiling on cygwin
Currently, running the base configure script on cygwin results in the following error:
configure: error: Unable to determine type for 16-bit integer
Use MinGW instead. Yes, I have tried this. And yes, I find it a little annoying. But oh well...