GnuPG 1.4.4 build error on mingw/msys when using mingw-runtime-3.10

Joe Vender jvender at
Mon Jun 26 13:05:55 CEST 2006

After upgrading mingw-runtime on my mingw/msys build environment to 
mingw-runtime-3.10 from 3.9, I experience a build error when trying to 
compile the GnuPG 1.4.4 source code. I receive the error in random.c at:

#include <sys/times.h>		<-------

complaining that it can't find <sys/times.h>, resulting in other errors 
and an abort.

Reading from the changelog for mingw-runtime-3.10 at

"* include/sys/time.h: Add header guard. Add extern "C" bracketing
for __cplusplus.
(gettimeofday): Add prototype.
* mingwex/gettimeofday.c: New file.
* mingwex/ Add gettimeofday source and object."

Apparently, the "gettimeofday" prototype was introduced in 
mingw-runtime-3.10, but it's located in <sys/time.h>,
not in <sys/times.h>. Indeed, I have no <sys/times.h>

This causes the compilation attempt to abort.

Since gettimeofday wasn't being #defined for me prior to this version of 
mingw-runtime, I didn't see this error prior to now. Is this simply a 
typo, or is there an inconsistency, between platforms, in naming 
conventions for the header files regarding where the prototypes are 
defined? Simply changing <sys/times.h> to <sys/time.h> resulted in a 
successful compile and passing of all 27 "make check" tests.

Joe Vender

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