[webkit-dev] WebKit and Windows/Cygwin

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Mon Sep 8 19:08:28 PDT 2008

On Sep 8, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Frank.Lautenbach at softechnics.com wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I’m new to WebKit, having been given the project of investigating  
> it’s use in an upcoming project. I’m having problems getting the  
> source and building it. I’m attempting to build on a Windows  
> platform. I have all the tools specified on webkit.org. I was  
> finally able to checkout all the source, but the site says an update  
> should be done. When I perform the update-webkit command, it fails.  
> There’s a long error message like “Can’t locate HTTP/Date.pm in &INC  
> (&INC contains: ……) And then I get “Died at WebKit/WebKitTools/ 
> Scripts/update-webkit line 71.
> Note, the reason I did the update was because I tried to do the  
> build-webkit after I got the source but it fails. Basically, qmake  
> is not found in the /usr/bin cygnwin path, but in /usr/lib/qt3/bin.  
> After fixing the path, qmake still dies because it gets passed a “- 
> r” option which it complains as being an invalid option. I then  
> thought maybe the update would help.
> Does anyone have any thoughts?

Which port of WebKit are you trying to build?  The fact that you're  
seeing errors related to qmake suggest that you're trying to build the  
Qt port.  Is that the case?

- Mark

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