[xmlsec] MinGW build pull request
aleksey at aleksey.com
Tue May 16 15:21:03 PDT 2017
On 5/16/17 1:55 PM, Roumen Petrov wrote:
> Hi Aleksey,
> Aleksey Sanin wrote:
>> Roumen (and anyone else who has experience with MinGW environment),
>> There is a pull request to make changes to MinGW build. Unfortunately,
>> I have no experience on this platform and would love to get your
>> feedback on whether this is the correct change or not:
> My recommendation is to reject the request for the reasons described below:
> a) src/gcrypt/app.c
> Not mingw* specific.
> What is wrong with long cast for printf %ld flag?
> b) tests/testrun.sh
> Wrong . Not mingw* specific.
> mingw* produce native binaries that use OS functionality .
> priv_key_suffix is related to OS (mis)functionality. Definitely is
> not related to mingw GNU compiler. It is not compile time flag. It is
> runtime flag!
> If I remember well it is hack for MS crypto store for certain version of
> operation system.
> Perhaps logic could be improved to be forward compatible. I mean
> something like this "if OS version >= Win-XP then use methodA else
> For example runtime in above case mean build is on win2k and using the
> same build tree run tests on Win-XP, Win7 ... .
> - # To avoid problem with loading of a shared library (dlopen or
> - # equivalent) at run time on some platforms we need to link
> - # everything statically (it works without hack on 9x and under
> - # emulation; on nt 5.x (w2k,xp) the error is 998: "Invalid
> - # access to memory location").
> I guess that above comment describes issue clearly.
> If on OS version >= Win-7 issue does not exist then fine. May be issue
> was specific to 32-bit MS OS and does not exist for 64 bit .
> Unfortunately today I cannot test xmlsec in native environment.
> If I remember well Microsoft loader fail to load some shared
> libraries(dll) dynamically due to limited functionality (failure in
> initialization of some global variables(?)).
> So removing enable_static_linking="yes" and enable_crypto_dl="no" needs
> addition clarification (testing on native platform) and today I cannot
> => Must be separate request.
> d) shared vs static build and definition of XMLSEC_STATIC
> Define of -DXMLSEC_STATIC=1 in configure is just plain wrong.
> First I would like to point that xmlsec uses libtool for builds in unix
> like environment
> The build is controlled by libtool flags exported to configure
> --enable-shared[=PKGS] build shared libraries [default=yes]
> --enable-static[=PKGS] build static libraries [default=yes]
> During make phase libtool shows one command but actually performs two
> compilation - one for static and one for shared.
> Logic should be in common header something like following
> #ifdef PIE
> # defines for shared build
> # defines for static build
> Remark : libtool pass -DPIE if compilation is for shared library
> Note I have no issue with current build system and I'm not sure why is
> necessary to change code.
> May be mingw* complier is old and issue is for mingw* gcc >= 6*.
> e) extra
> Out of scope but you may want to update libtool macros in configure script
> Please find attached file "0004-remove-obsolete-AC_PROG_LIBTOOL.patch"
> AC_PROG_LIBTOOL is defined for backward compatibility in libtool 2+ and
> LT_INIT([win32-dll]) is enough.
> Roumen Petrov
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