[darcs-users] MinGW compile problem

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Fri Nov 14 15:29:34 UTC 2003

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 03:34:35PM +0100, Peter Strand wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 08:09:17AM -0500, David Roundy wrote:
> > On zlib_helper.c there's more trouble.  The problem here is that I use
> > pthreads to do the writing to disk while reading from the other end of a
> > pipe that is written to by haskell.  I can see a couple of solutions.  One
> > is to link with the pthreads-win32 library:
> > 
> > http://sources.redhat.com/pthreads-win32/
> > 
> > That would definitely be easiest from the darcs side, but maybe a pain for
> > the person who's trying to compile darcs.
> Much less painful than the call to fork(1) you used to have there ;)


> It seems to work directly with pthreads-win32, with a slight modification
> to the openFd call in Zlib.lhs (Just RegularFile instead of Nothing, if I 
> remember correctly, I don't know why it is necessary..)

A patch for the Zlib.lhs problem would be nice when you have time.  I'm
glad to hear it works with pthreads-win32.

> I think there's one issue with temporary files which are removed before
> they are closed as well, but I can't verify it until later today. 
> Other than that, it works for me under windows, at least the basic
> functionality. 


> I'll try out the win32-threads code as well..

That would be nice.  If it doesn't work, it'll need to either be removed or
set as a configure option.
David Roundy

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