[libvirt] [PATCH] build: fix some mingw issues

Eric Blake eblake at redhat.com
Thu Jun 3 13:58:43 UTC 2010

On 06/03/2010 04:08 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 03:53:12PM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On Fedora 13 with sufficient mingw32-* packages installed, running
>> ./autobuild.sh failed to cross-compile to mingw because
>> mingw32-pthreads installed a broken <pthread.h>.  With that
>> issue fixed, the build still failed due to use of O_SYNC.
> Indeed you shouldn't install mingw32-pthreads - it horribly
> pollutes the global namespace & libvirt doesn't want it - we
> use Win32 native threads

That would be nice, if yum didn't also insist upon removing everything
else mingw related:

 mingw32-pthreads         noarch      2.8.0-10.fc13          @fedora
  936 k
Removing for dependencies:
 mingw32-gcc              x86_64      4.4.2-2.fc13           @fedora
  3.1 M
 mingw32-gcc-c++          x86_64      4.4.2-2.fc13           @fedora
   24 M
 mingw32-gettext          noarch      0.17-12.fc12           @fedora
   20 M
 mingw32-glib2            noarch      2.23.4-1.fc13          @fedora
  7.6 M
 mingw32-glibmm24         noarch      2.23.2-1.fc13          @fedora
  6.4 M
 mingw32-gnutls           noarch      2.6.4-3.fc13           @fedora
  2.4 M
 mingw32-libsigc++20      noarch         @fedora
  1.7 M
 mingw32-libxml++         noarch      2.26.0-3.fc12          @fedora
  1.2 M

What's weird is that I don't recall having mingw32-pthreads installed on
a 32-bit fedora 13; it must be something about the 64-bit x86_64
packages that is mistakenly sucking in this less-than-stellar package.

So, is the libvirt patch worth installing, while we wait for the
eventual fix of dependencies to not force mingw32-pthreads on 64-bit users?

Eric Blake   eblake at redhat.com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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