It should work to build on Windows, unfortunately I can't really help with
that. We build each commit in appveyor and that is green so I expect there
is something with you setup.

On 20 March 2017 at 02:05, Patrick van der Velde <
petrikvanderve...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I was really hoping to avoid having to create a Linux machine to build
> Packer on, but if that's the only way then I guess I'll have to make one.
>
> On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 9:48 PM, Rickard von Essen <
> rickard.von.es...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> If you have Docker for Windows the simplest way might be cross compile in
>> a container.
>>
>> Go to the directory where you have packer checked out and run something
>> like:
>>
>> docker run -v %PWD%:/usr/src/packer -w /usr/src/packer golang:1.8 bash -c
>> XC_ARCH=amd64 XC_OS=windows make dev
>>
>> This should give you a Windows binary somewhere under pkg.
>>
>> I don't have access to a computer so I haven't tested the above but it
>> should be close to correct.
>>
>> On Mar 19, 2017 3:52 AM, "Patrick van der Velde" <
>> petrikvanderve...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I'm trying to build a version of Packer from source code on windows 10
>>> for windows x64. I've followed the instructions on the github page but I'm
>>> having issues getting the build to work. So far I have:
>>>
>>> * Installed Go and set the GOPATH to the directory in which I want all
>>> my go code to appear
>>>
>>>         echo %GOPATH% returns E:\documents\Petrik\documents\software\go)
>>>
>>> * Got the source code via
>>>
>>>         go get github.com/mitchellh/packer
>>>
>>> * Executing make returns
>>>
>>>         go get github.com/mitchellh/gox
>>>         go get golang.org/x/tools/cmd/stringer
>>>         go get github.com/kardianos/govendor
>>>         govendor sync
>>>         process_begin: CreateProcess(NULL, govendor sync, ...) failed.
>>>         make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified.
>>>         make: *** [deps] Error 2
>>>
>>> I have tried to use the Linux subsystem but that has a known bug which
>>> makes it not possible to execute go (see https://github.com/Microsoft/B
>>> ashOnWindows/issues/349).
>>>
>>> All I'm trying to do is to build an x64 version of Packer so that I can
>>> test a single line change I think I need to make to the Hyper-V provider.
>>>
>>> Can anybody give me a hand shaving this compilation yak?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Petrik
>>>
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