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Re: Windows installer builds apparently broken since October?

From: Philippe Mathieu-Daudé
Subject: Re: Windows installer builds apparently broken since October?
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:57:44 +0100
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On 1/15/21 4:34 PM, Stefan Weil wrote:
> Am 15.01.21 um 15:01 schrieb Peter Maydell:
>> I was just trying to see what updates the qemu.nsi file needed for
>> the merge-all-the-manuals-into-one-place change, and I discovered
>> that it's been broken since October when we removed the Changelog file:
>> File: "/tmp/qemu-test/src\Changelog" -> no files found.
>> Usage: File [/nonfatal] [/a] ([/r] [/x filespec [...]] filespec [...] |
>>     /oname=outfile one_file_only)
>> Error in script "../src/qemu.nsi" on line 119 -- aborting creation
>> process
>> You can reproduce that with:
>> make -C my-build-dir docker-image-fedora V=1 NETWORK=1
>> make -C my-build-dir docker-test-mingw@fedora J=8 NETWORK=1
>> This used to be in CI (patchew ran this config) but it clearly can't
>> be being CI'd any more, or we'd have noticed.
>> Stefan, I see you have more recent installer binaries on your
>> site than that -- do you have some local patches for this?
> Hello Peter,
> although I have some local fixes (available for example in
> https://github.com/stweil/qemu/) I am still struggling with 5.2.0.
> One problem which was recently discussed on the list is the directory
> structure of the installation (especially the location for BIOS and
> similar files) which still needs changes (which als require updates for
> qemu.nsi). I'd prefer a similar hierarchical structure for both Linux
> and Windows (instead of a flat one which does not work with the current
> code).
> Other problems are caused by the new QEMU build system in my special
> build context (Debian cross build with Cygwin packages).
> A third challenge comes from users who would like to see new features
> like zstd or braille which up to now were missing in my binaries.
> As I am quite busy with other things, too, I am afraid that it will take
> some more weeks until I can send a set of patches to fix the most urgent
> issues.

Cc'ing Yonggang Luo who might help.

> Removing Changelog from qemu.nsi is easy, but not nearly sufficient:
> https://github.com/stweil/qemu/commit/923c93a663e4e51231f6ea389c19c0a960fa9f99.
> Kind regards,
> Stefan

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