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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Why is unwinreg.dll not downloaded automatic
Date Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:09:19 GMT
On 25/07/2017 Marcus wrote:
> Am 25.07.2017 um 08:02 schrieb Andrea Pescetti:
>> The explicit URL was added by me since it was cumbersome to open
>> and
>> downloading the library manually.
> I've seen that it is part of the build script
> ("", the 2nd IF clause from top). Do you
> mean this?

No, I mean the lines in that give the error:

(and this is also what Raphael was referring to).

>> we can't rely on wget being available (but we could rely on other
>> tools like the bootstrap script does).
> Sure we can rely on wget. If it's not avialable then building is not
> possible.

I'm not sure about this. Probably we can build on a system that has curl 
but not wget, a fairly common case; and, if I recall correctly, Damjan 
had ported the downloader so that it only relied on Java being available 
(which is already a prerequisite for building, so it doesn't add any new 

> ... moving into bootstrap would be indeed better.

I see that we currently fail at the configure step, so this would need 
work there. I honestly think we have relied on the pre-built DLL for 
several years, so the options for building it from sources (see around the snippet above) should be documented better, or 
handled differently.


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