#119 IPv6 support for Windows, again

Fabian Keil

Seems I can't upload new patch in the old thread, so I make a new one.

Actually, I really don't know anything about autoconf, so I'm not sure this patch do things in right way. However, it works. Hope it's useful.


  • Anonymous

  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil

    Great, thanks.

    The autoconf changes look reasonable to, although so far I only tested that it still works on FreeBSD.

    I suspect that the line 'CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -DWINVER=0x501"' could cause problems on Windows 95, 98 and ME, but that's a minor issue and shouldn't be too hard to fix.


  • Anonymous

    According to the MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms738520(VS.85).aspx), if we want to keep compatibility with Windows 2k and etc, we need to include ws2tcpip.h and wspiapi.h. But mingw doesn't have wspiapi.h, and ws2tcpip.h just looks like this:

    #if (_WIN32_WINNT >= 0x0501)
    void WSAAPI freeaddrinfo (struct addrinfo*);
    int WSAAPI getaddrinfo (const char*,const char*,const struct addrinfo*,
    struct addrinfo**);
    int WSAAPI getnameinfo(const struct sockaddr*,socklen_t,char*,DWORD,
    /* FIXME: Need WS protocol-independent API helpers. */

    So, unless patch mingw, WINVER might be requisite for IPv6.


  • Anonymous

    I tried to build with MinGW-w64 (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64), it can be done with some warnings.

    1. Install Cygwin (autoconf, zlib, etc) to CYGDIR.
    2. Download mingw-w32-bin_i686-mingw_20100123_sezero.zip and unzip it.
    3. Rename mingw32 to mingw64 and move it to CYGWIN.
    4. From CYGWIN/usr/include, copy zconf.h and zlib.h to CYGWIN/mingw64/i686-w64-mingw32/include.
    5. From CYGWIN/lib/mingw, copy libz.a to CYGWIN/mingw64/i686-w64-mingw32/lib.
    6. Uncompress privoxy-3.0.15-beta-src.tar.gz, patch with ipv6_mingw64.diff.
    7. export PATH=/mingw64/bin:$PATH
    8. autoheader, autoconf, configure --enable-mingw32, then make.

    Make Output:

    gcc -c -pipe -O2 -mwindows -mno-cygwin -Wall -Ipcre errlog.c -o errlog.o
    errlog.c: In function 'log_error':
    errlog.c:750: warning: unknown conversion type character 'l' in format
    errlog.c:750: warning: too many arguments for format

    gcc -c -pipe -O2 -mwindows -mno-cygwin -Wall -Ipcre jbsockets.c -o jbsockets.o
    jbsockets.c: In function 'connect_to':
    jbsockets.c:300: warning: passing argument 4 of 'getsockopt' from incompatible p
    ointer type
    -mingw32/include/winsock2.h:1301: note: expected 'char *' but argument is of typ
    e 'int *'

    gcc -c -pipe -O2 -mwindows -mno-cygwin -Wall -Ipcre parsers.c -o parsers.o
    In file included from parsers.c:102:
    strptime.h: In function 'strptime_internal':
    strptime.h:538: warning: suggest explicit braces to avoid ambiguous 'else'
    parsers.c: In function 'create_content_length_header':
    parsers.c:4236: warning: unknown conversion type character 'l' in format
    parsers.c:4236: warning: too many arguments for format

    windres -D__MINGW32__=0.2 -O coff -i w32.rc -o w32.res
    <command-line>: warning: "__MINGW32__" redefined
    <built-in>: warning: this is the location of the previous definition


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    privoxy.exe (3.0.15) build with MinGW-w64

  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil

    Patch committed, thanks again.

    We usually give contributors credit with real name (or an abbreviation thereof). If it isn't known, we use the SF name in the ChangeLog only. Please let me know which name to use.

  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil

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