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Re: [Lynx-dev] Compile Question (Lynx-dev Digest, Vol 153, Issue 9)

From: Owen Leibman
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Compile Question (Lynx-dev Digest, Vol 153, Issue 9)
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 03:56:04 +0000 (UTC)

The following works for me in Cygwin (requires the installation of libraries such as libncurses-devel and openssl-devel from the standard Cygwin setup):

./configure \
  --enable-nls -enable-widec --with-screen=ncursesw \
  --with-ssl --enable-local-charset \
  --enable-ipv6 \
  --enable-default-colors \

Once this has succeeded, make followed by make install should work.


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Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:06:07 -0500
From: Thomas Dickey <address@hidden>
To: Ginger Claassen <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Compile question
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On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 12:10:06PM +0100, Ginger Claassen wrote:
> Dear Guys,
> I would like to know if someone here could tell me a working way how
> to compile Linux with ssl support for Windows 7 64 bit.

There's several different ways - the approach with Cygwin should
work using the configure script and generated makefiles.  But the
configure script doesn't look for pdcurses (which would be needed
if you were building with mingw).

With ncurses, similar issues (usually there's no packager interested).

I've done some cross-compiles of lynx using ncurses to mingw, however

+ Debian's tools are reasonably miniminal -- but lack packages for openssl, etc.
+ Fedora's packages, which do include pdcurses, are not minimal (making them
  worthless for any application like lynx)

If I were working on a 64-bit environment, I'd use Visual Studio Express
and build the libraries as needed there.  It's doable (wasn't for quite
a while), but a few days' work.

> I tried the description for bcc and it did not work and then I
> installed Cygwin and all the necessary packages and it still did not
> work. So I am wondering how people compile lynx into a working
> program. Thus I would highly appreciate any working solution.
> Thanks in advance for your assistance!
> Yours sincerely
>    Ginger

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