Errror building libdivecomputer

Jef Driesen jefdriesen at
Mon Sep 10 08:19:08 PDT 2012

On 2012-09-10 16:26, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On Sep 10, 2012, at 5:45 AM, Jef Driesen wrote:
>> On 2012-09-10 13:42, Ivan Habunek wrote:
>>> I'm now trying to build windows binaries using mingw. Not too
>>> successfully. :)
>> In case it helps, the setup I'm using to cross-compile the Windows 
>> binaries for the libdivecomputer project are as follows:
>> 1. Install the mingw32 cross compiler:
>> sudo apt-get install mingw32
>> 2. Setup a development environment with Windows version of all the 
>> libraries that are not included in the mingw package. I use the 
>> directory "/opt/i586-mingw32msvc/".
>> For usb support, you'll need the libusb headers and library. For 
>> IrDA support, you'll need the af_irda.h header file. I don't remember 
>> exactly where I got that file from, but the header says it part of the 
>> mingw package. For building gtk+ applications, like subsurface, you'll 
>> also need the gtk+ headers and libraries. I used the all-in-one bundle 
>> [1].
>> After untarring, you should end-up with a directory structure like 
>> this:
>> /opt/i586-mingw32msvc/bin/
>> /opt/i586-mingw32msvc/include/
>> /opt/i586-mingw32msvc/lib/
>> /opt/i586-mingw32msvc/lib/pkgconfig/
>> ...
>> 2. Build libdivecomputer:
>> ./configure --host=i586-mingw32msvc --prefix=$HOME/local 
>> PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR='/opt/i586-mingw32msvc/lib/pkgconfig'
>> The PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR variable is to force pkg-config to search in 
>> our windows directory. Otherwise it will try to use the native linux 
>> packages, which obviously won't work. Note that it's fine to use the 
>> native linux pkg-config binary, but not its default search path!
>> Of course the prefix can be changed to your preference too. I prefer 
>> to use a subdirectory in my home directory, because then I don't need 
>> any special permissions to install. In fact, I could have used the 
>> same directory for everything, instead of the extra 
>> /opt/i586-mingw32msvc directory, but that's just a leftover from long 
>> time ago :-)
>> Now you can just build as usual:
>> make
>> make install
>> [1]
> Jeff, would you mind if I put this on the subsurface website (with
> some modifications - simply to make it consistent with what I have
> there about building subsurface on Windows)

I don't mind at all!


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