[webkit-dev] build problems ( win32 cygwin webkit )

Albert Law alaw at snowbound.com
Thu Sep 25 09:50:34 PDT 2008

Hi Mark,

Yup, that was the problem.  I fixed it.  Thanks.

Albert Law
Snowbound Software Corp.
Software Engineer
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Rowe [mailto:mrowe at apple.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 12:14
To: Albert Law
Cc: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] build problems ( win32 cygwin webkit )

On Sep 25, 2008, at 8:17 AM, Albert Law wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm getting a build failure for Webkit under win32 + cygwin +  
> msvs2005.
> Could anyone suggest something?  I'm somewhat confused as to what is  
> causing
> the build errors.  To be honest, I'm concerned about seeing:
> 1) File not found - *
> 0 File(s) copied

I believe that is a harmless warning.

> 2) Build machine environment variables may not be correct.

This too.

Visual Studio unfortunately generates a lot of noise during the build  
process that look suspiciously like real warnings, but are relatively  
harmless.  We should call this out in the instructions for building  
WebKit on Windows, as many people seem to get hung up on this point.

> Here are the errors, but I've got the full build log at
> [http://paste.lisp.org/display/67432].  Thanks!
> Build started: Project: WebKit, Configuration: Debug|Win32
> WebKitPrefix.cpp
> c:\cygwin\usr\include\sys/_types.h(15) : error C2144: syntax error :
> '__int64' should be preceded by ';'

Why is \cygwin\usr\include in Visual C++'s include path?  This is  
almost certainly the reason why you're having problems building, as it  
looks to be responsible for all of the errors that you included.

- Mark

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