[libvirt] Libvirt 0.7.7 compile under mingw

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 10 21:01:55 UTC 2010

2010/3/10 Dev.Atom <arnaud.champion at devatom.fr>:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to compile 0.7.7 under XP/mingw and I have this issue :
> In file included from util/conf.c:24:
> util/util.h:119: error: syntax error before "uid_t"
> util/util.h:121: warning: function declaration isn't a prototype
> util/util.h:129: error: syntax error before "uid_t"
> util/util.h:130: warning: function declaration isn't a prototype
> I have configure in this way (msys based path) :
> ./configure --host=i686-pc-mingw32 --without-sasl --without-avahi
> --without-polkit --without-python --without-xen --without-qemu --without-lxc
> --without-openvz --without-libvirtd  --without-phyp --without-vbox
> --prefix=/mingw/
> Any help ?
> Best reagards
> Arnaud Champion

I have some patches and setup instructions lying around to make
libvirt compilable on Windows using MinGW/MSYS. I think I should clean
them up and get them upstream.

Regarding the uid_t issue: IIRC there is no numeric user ID on
Windows, so all uid_t related code is basically a noop on Windows.
What's missing here is the definition of the uid_t type, this is fixed
in my patches.

There are some other issues on Windows that I also fixed already. I
think I can get the fixes upstream this week.


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