[distcc] Compiling DistCC under MinGW with MSYS

Duncan McQueen dwmcqueen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 15:35:51 GMT 2007

Would using vfork suffice?  Alternatively, couldn't we 'borrow' the
code from cygwin that implements fork, since I thought it was mainly a
hacked wrapper around CreateProcess()?

On 1/8/07, Laine Stump <laine+distcc at laine.org> wrote:
> Beyond that, the distcc source makes use of fork() and exec(), which
> are not available with the mingw/windows library (they are available
> under cygwin, which is why you can easily build distcc with the cygwin gcc).
> I made a half-hearted attempt once to replace fork/exec with
> CreateProcess(), which didn't work, but I was using the cygwin
> compiler at the time, and the errors I was getting were, I think,
> related to trying to mix calls to native Windows functions with calls
> to the cygwin posix emulation API. Your message reminds me that I
> never tried to build it under mingw. In a few weeks I might get the
> time to try that. In the meantime, if you're successful, I'd be happy
> to hear about it!
> At 03:35 PM 1/6/2007, Duncan McQueen wrote:
> >Has anyone here successfully compiled distcc with MinGW?  When I run
> >the configure script under MSYS, I get the following error:
> >
> >checking for socklen_t... no
> >checking for socklen_t equivalent... configure: error: Cannot find a
> >type to use          in place of socklen_t
> >
> > From what I understand, MinGW implements socklen_t but the WinSock
> >library needs to be linked in.  Has anyone patched the necessary files
> >to make this happen?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Duncan
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