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Re: [Chicken-users] 2.2 on windows

From: Daishi Kato
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] 2.2 on windows
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 16:57:05 +0900
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At Tue, 8 Nov 2005 07:43:45 +0100,
felix winkelmann wrote:
> On 11/8/05, Daishi Kato <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have finally done compiling 2.2 on windows
> > using free MSVC toolkit an vcbuild.bat.
> > There are a few findings:
> >
> > a) chicken-setup
> > Somehow, (ensure-directory) does not work on my windows.
> > It tries to recreate an existing direcotry.
> > A workaround was just to delete (ensure-directory) and made
> > sure that the directory was created beforehand manually.
> > I'm not sure if someone else could reproduce this.
> But if the directory doesn't exist, would ensure-directory succeed?

The problem was when I tried to install ssax.egg,
it calls ensure-directory several times in one chicken-setup run.

> Anyway, you could also try this patch to chicken-setup.scm:

Thanks. I'll try it later.

> > b) http.egg (http-client.scm)
> > ntohs() and getservbyname() are not supported on win32. (True?)
> > I just let (getservbyname) return 0.
> > But, there could be better error reporting.
> According to MSDN, both functions should be available and are
> declared in winsock2.h.

Oops, sorry. I'll double-check.
But, it is true that I got a compilation error,
complaining something like ntohs and getservbyname are missing...

> > c) spiffy.egg
> > (set-signal-handler!) is not supported in posixwin.scm,
> > and an error is raised when running.
> > I have no idea what to do with this. Please help.
> What kind of error do you get?

Something like set-signal-handler! is not defined.
You must know it is not implemented in posixwin.scm (at least on 2.2).

> > What I am just wondering is that if I am the first person
> > to try spiffy on Windows, or something is wrong on my side.
> I tried it a long while ago (and wasn't very successfull).

I assume that at that time, you didn't have set-signal-handler!
in spiffy.

Thanks anyway and I'll post any updates,

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