[Libvir] Question about building libvirt on Windows

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Jan 21 11:21:52 UTC 2008

Atsushi SAKAI wrote:
> Hi, Rich
> I try to build on current libvirt on Windows.
> But failed in attached compilation message.
> I would be appreciate If you have any suggestions.
> My Instruction is follows.
> build cygwinenvironment.
> Install gettext-devel, gnutls, gnutls-devel additionally.
> install sunrpc-4.0-4 on /
> compile libvirt(current) and fails and get attached message.
> I have not added any additional patches to libvirt.

Do you need / want to use Cygwin?  The problem with Cygwin is that the 
POSIX-like CYGWIN.DLL is licensed under the GPL (not LGPL) so will 
prevent you from building any commercial applications around libvirt.

Instead, if you can, I suggest using MinGW + MSYS.

The error messages you post suggest that there has been some breakage of 
the Cygwin port over time, most likely broken when I started to arrange 
the reheaders for MinGW.


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