Compiling GnuPG 1.4.5 for Windows on Windows
Carlo Luciano Bianco
clbianco at tiscalinet.it
Thu Sep 7 00:19:14 CEST 2006
Il /06 set 2006/, *John Clizbe* ha scritto:
> C Yohman wrote:
>> How do I do this?
> Not exactly a GnuPG-Users level question, Unless you have a
> specific requirement to build your own binaries, you will find it
> much easier sticking to the prebuilt installer.
I absolutely agree on this point.
> First thing you need is a build environment.
> 1) Go to the MinGW project at Sourceforge. Install the following
> packages at a minimum:
> a) gcc-core-3.4.5-20060117-1.tar.gz
> b) binutils-2.17.50-20060824-1.tar.gz
> c) mingw-runtime-3.10.tar.gz
> d) w32api-3.7.tar.gz
> e) mingw-utils-0.3.tar.gz
> The current version numbers may differ from those above
Note: mingw-runtime-3.10 will not work (i.e. GnuPG will not build at
all), unless you apply a small patch to random.c. You have to rename
"times.h" into "time.h" in line 49 (see point 4.3 of my tutorial and
also the message by Joe Vender on gnupg-devel mailing list:
If you do not want to patch the source files, you must use MinGW
Runtime 3.9... :-/
... until a couple of "ifdef"s will be added to random.c in the
official source tarball. ;-)
> 3) Now head to the GnuWin32 project (also at SourceForge).
> Download and install into the MinGW root:
> a) bzip2-1.0.3-1-bin.zip
> b) bzip2-1.0.3-1-lib.zip
> c) gettext-0.14.4-bin.zip
> d) gettext-0.14.4-dep.zip
> e) gettext-0.14.4-lib.zip
> f) libiconv-1.9.2-1-bin.zip
> g) libiconv-1.9.2-1-lib.zip
> h) readline-5.0-bin.zip
> i) readline-5.0-lib.zip
> j) zlib-1.2.3-bin.zip
> k) zlib-1.2.3-lib.zip
> The current version numbers may differ from those above.
> Alternatively, you could download the source and build these
> yourself using your just installed MinGW/MSYS software.
It is better to avoid readline, because it may give problems. That's
why I took it away completely from the new versions of my tutorial.
By the way, not all libraries are required. If you are performing a
"minimal" build (like in this case) and you are interested to English
language only, only bzip2 is really required.
> 4) Goto http://curl.haxx.se/download.html and download and install
> the current curl (7.15.4) IIRC. Can't help with the exact file to
> download as I built (openssl and) curl myself
I have built openssl myself too, and I just realized (thanks to Joe
Vender for pointing this out to me) that things goes a bit different
for those who downloaded the pre-built openssl libraries... :-/
I will have to heavily rewrite the curl-relevant part of the tutorial
(i.e. point 3.4). Anyway, I hope libcurl is still optional for
keyserver helpers, isn't it?
> You may find detailed step-by-step instructions at Carlo Bianco's
> "Building GnuPG for Win32 using MinGW" page, but he takes extra
> steps that IMO are unnecessary.
Do you mean in the "Minimal" build or in the "Complete" one?
> The only one I've ever used is patching the one
> test under make check.
Which is actually the only one "extra" step in the minimal build... ;-)
... and which I hope someday will be included in the official tarball,
allowing me to remove 2 images from my tutorial! ;-))
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