[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [h-e-w] GnuTLS in win32

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] GnuTLS in win32
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:46:15 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Stephen Leake <address@hidden> writes:

> Jason Lewis <address@hidden> writes:
>> I have tried adding a path to them in my init.el with:
>>   (setenv "PATH" (concat "C:/Program Files (x86)/gnutls/bin/;" (getenv
>> "PATH")))
>>   (setenv "PATH" (concat "C:/Program Files (x86)/gnutls/lib/;" (getenv
>> "PATH")))
> "during startup" is a little fuzzy; if Emacs is looking for gnutls
> before processing init.el, then this PATH change won't have an effect.

The DLL load path is set very early in the startup sequence of Windows
programs AFAIK, so I wouldn't expect anything in .emacs to affect it.

It needs to be set outside of Emacs, either by setting PATH system-wide,
or by adding a DllPath for emacs.exe in the registry (I forget the
details of how this is done, Lennart Borgman introduced the idea to me
some years ago, and I think addpm.c might do this for some of the GTK
image libraries).

>> I also tried putting the files in the lib directory in the same
>> directory as emacs.exe
> This is unclear. If emacs.exe is in 
> c:/stuff/emacs-24/bin/emacs.exe
> this seems to say you put gnutls.dll in 
> c:/stuff/emacs-24/lib/gnutls.dll

I took it to mean something else (the .a or .lib files from gnutls/lib
being put into emacs/bin), which will also be ineffective.

What is needed is to put the DLL files from gnutls/bin into emacs/bin
if you want to get this working without messing with PATH.

> but that only helps if emacs-24/bin is in your PATH before emacs starts;
> it does not need to be to start emacs.

The directory in which an .exe resides is first in the DLL load path by
default, regardless of whether it is in your PATH.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]