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From Jeff Trawick <traw...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Building apr on win32
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:08:55 GMT
On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Christopher Schultz <
chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to build apr on win32 from the command-line and I'm running
> into some resistance. I'm using Visual Studio 12 on Windows 8.1. I have
> installed the "Windows SDK" as well to try to help, but it doesn't seem
> to have improved things.
> I'm following the instructions found here:
> http://apr.apache.org/compiling_win32.html
> I have downloaded the ZIP files for apr, apr-util, and apr-iconv and put
> them into the requisite directories.
> I've run VS's VC\bin\vcvars32.bat to get the build tools in the path,
> but I don't have a setenv.bat anywhere (suggested in the above
> instructions). When I get to the step where I run "msdev" (which
> basically /does the build/), I can't find the msdev program:
> C:\Users\Me\Desktop\apr-util>msdev aprutil.dsw /MAKE "apriconv - Win32
> Release"
> 'msdev' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
> I'm no win32 build expert, but I have quite a bit of experience building
> on *NIX systems. Can anyone help me get things going on Windows?
> Thanks,
> -chris
The documented APR build system for Windows worked smoothly with a level of
MS Visual Studio which is no longer available.  Recently a cmake-based
build was added; this is documented in README.cmake in the root of the APR
source tree.  That works with modern levels of Visual Studio (tested with
at least 2008-2012).  If you are accustomed to building the various pieces
on Unix, you can use the cmake-based build in a roughly similar manner.
 But: The cmake build for APR-util doesn't support all features; there's no
cmake build for APR-iconv yet, so you won't have the apr_xlate APIs
(required by httpd's mod_charset_lite and perhaps some third-party code).

In essence:

* install cmake*
* unpack apr 1.5.latest anywhere you want
* open a Visual Studio command prompt and add the cmake bin directory to
* in empty directory: cmake -G "NMake Makefiles"
-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/install /path/to/apr-1.5-source

and similar for apr-util

*What version?  This build is untested with cmake 3 AFAIK.  Also, some
accommodation is needed in the APR-Util build for the most recent cmake 2.x
release.  See https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=56616 for
a workaround.

If you have issues with the cmake-based build, I'm motivated to help.  I
expect that this will be the basis of the Windows build for the long term.
 Unfortunately, at present it does not support some features that I and
some others didn't need for our httpd builds.

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