[Box Backup] Fw: Cygwin
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Fri Mar 19 09:35:12 GMT 2004
On 18 Mar 2004, at 23:33, Pascal Lalonde wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 07:11:46AM +0800, Paul Arch wrote:
>> has anyone been successful compiling boxbackup under the cygwin
>> platform ?
> Not yet, but I can't say that I tried very hard. You could probably do
> it quite easily, even without deep knowledge of C/C++ (but at least
> is required).
The process is basically
* Adjust the build scripts to detect Cygwin -- this will end up with a
PLATFORM_CYGWIN define on the compile lines
* Compile, see what breaks, adjust with #ifdefs to work, repeat
* Modify tests to avoid using the raidfile stuff in bbstored, as it
probably won't work, or just test against a UNIX server.
* Run the tests, see if it does backup OK.
* Send me the patches!
Alternatively, there are some notes on the suggested way of porting to
windows in the 'notes' directory in the distribution.
> The best place to start is from the Linux instructions, I think.
Using the Microsoft tools might be easier. I haven't really looked, but
apparently it's integrated nicely with Windows.
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