On Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 8:13:42 PM UTC-5, Marek Marczykowski-Górecki wrote: > For anyone interested, here is instruction how to setup build > environment: > https://github.com/QubesOS/qubes-builder-windows/ > > I know Rafał "Omeg" used Visual Studio for development, but I have no > idea if anything special was needed there. I see vs2012, vs2013, vs2015 > etc directories in relevant repositories.
Hi Marek, If you have time... Just FYI, the instructions you linked to above no longer work. I say this based on more than several hours of trying to figure out how to build the tools. I get all the way, without errors or warnings, to the last step, which is `make qubes`. That step throws an error about rpm not being installed: "No rule to make target 'please.install.rpm.and.try.again', needed by 'check.rpm'. Stop." Granted, I think the reason is that in addition to the documented step of copying windows-tools.conf to builder.conf, there are probably some other configuration changes (not listed) to make the windows build environment work...but I don't know what they are. Using a new stable, up to date Win7 HVM install on Qubes R4, I followed the instructions without problems using the following variations to resolve some issues: - changing to a user account without spaces in it for better mingw32 pathname resolution. - hosting qubes-builder directory initially in the user download directory as well as later in C:\DEV - installing free VS2013 community release in either the standard location [hybrid of C:\program files and C:\program files (x86)] as well as in c:\vs2013 -- as documented, copying windows-tool.conf to builder.conf Lastly, while trying to figure out what the gap is in the instructions that lead to "make qubes", the last line, failing I tried: -- copying in all of the various files from that repository into the qubes-builder directory (no filename conflicts, basically a folder tree merge), and attemping to swap makefiles, etc. -- looking for conflicting pathnames to VS2013 in the qubes files, etc. and fixing them to match my current environment. What obvious thing am I missing? Thanks, Brendan -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-devel" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-devel+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-devel/1f35d245-dedd-409b-9fce-c1d2ef01958f%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.