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From Greg Bullock <g...@nwra.com>
Subject Re: Building on Windows
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:34:04 GMT

On 2/1/2016 3:33 PM, Patricia Shanahan wrote:
> On 2/1/2016 7:00 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 4:46 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
>>
>>> On 2/1/2016 4:34 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Patricia,
>>>>
>>>> Patricia Shanahan schrieb:
>>>>
>>>>> Now I'm stuck. I got through configure, with warnings.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Can you please be more specific about the warnings?
>>>>
>>>> Are you sure, you start building in instsetoo_native ?
>>>>
>>>
>>> I've posted a message in this thread with config.log attached. Here 
>>> is the
>>> prompt, including current directory, from my attempt to run build. I 
>>> did my
>>> SVN checkout into /cygdrive/c/OpenOfficeDev/Trunk
>>>
>>> Patricia@Jan2014Desktop
>>> /cygdrive/c/OpenOfficeDev/Trunk/main/instsetoo_native
>>> $ build --all
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Patricia
>>>
>>>
>> Windows is probably the worst platform to build on: it's the slowest and
>> apparently the most problematic :-(.
>
> 64-bit Windows is one of the commonest platforms that can be used for 
> software development. The problems with building AOO on it may 
> discourage a lot of potential developers.
>
>>
>> Nothing seems obviously wrong so far. That perl file your build 
>> breaks on
>> wasn't changed since 2012. Later I will compare your ./configure options
>> with my own that works. In the meanwhile please post the entire 
>> sequence of
>> commands you ran, from autoconf onwards. You could also "dmake clean" 
>> after
>> you "source winenv...", then start again from ./configure.
>
> Thanks for looking into it. It appears to probably be, ultimately, an 
> issue with TortoiseSVN mangling line endings. I am redoing the 
> checkout using Cygwin's command line svn. Once that is done, I'll copy 
> over a few things from the old tree, and try again from autoconf on.
>
> Patricia

I know you've already moved on to cygwin's command line svn, but for 
completeness: I believe TortoiseSVN lets you set options for whether and 
how line endings should be handled on checkout.

-Greg


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