gcrypt windows build is done on linux, uses wine to run test suite

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Fri Dec 18 03:34:50 CST 2009

Here's an interesting tidbit.  gcrypt's windows version's only
supported build environment is mingw on unix/linux, and
it relies on wine to run its test suite.
- Dan

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org>
Date: Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: gcrypt windows build
To: "Hoyt, David" <hoyt6 at llnl.gov>
Cc: Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org>, "gcrypt-devel at gnupg.org"
<gcrypt-devel at gnupg.org>

"Hoyt, David" <hoyt6 at llnl.gov> writes:

>> We only support cross-builds from a POSIX platform.  If you try to build it on the traget platform it may or may not work.
> How do you test a cross-compiled library? How do you run your test
> programs to validate your cross-compiled libraries are working
> correctly? Do you have any tips on how I could get the test programs
> working?

Use wine.  Just install MinGW and Wine under Linux, and then build
libgcrypt like this:

./configure --host=i586-mingw32msvc --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu

It will invoke the self-tests automatically, if you have the
binfmt-support package installed.

If you want a makefile that does everything, check out


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