Help! Can't install kaffe in the Cygnus Win32 environment!

matt pyne matt.pyne at
Fri Jul 17 01:44:46 PDT 1998

I *finally* got it installed and compiling - but I haven't got a working
version yet.
I forgot to write down all the steps as I went along (lots of hacking)
and I used WinDiff to work out
the changes I made - I apologize if any of these steps are wrong....

Here are my steps (so far)
    1. Copy the files from config/i386/win32/cygnus into
    2. Change line 726 in ./config
        FROM     if $ac_config_sub sun4 >....
        TO           if sh $ac_config_sub sun4 > ...
        Change line 745
        FROM    host=`$ac_config_sub ...
        TO          host='sh $ac_config_sub ...

Now you can run install using this command:
    sh ./configure pentium-win32

It *should* now create the installation.  But this won't compile
correctly, so...
    1. Change line 31 in libraries/clib/native/system.c
    FROM    #include "system.h"
    TO          #include "../../../include/system.h"
        Do the same for line 22 in libraries/clib/native/file.c
        Do the same for line 22 in
    2. Comment out line 36 in system.c too
    3. Comment out line 16 in libraries/clib/net/plainsocketimpl.c
    4. Change line 12 in libraries/clib/makefile
    FROM  subdirs= native net zip math management awt
    TO        subdirs= native net zip math management
    5. Change line 25 in kaffe/kaffe/makefile (i'd copy and paste from
this message if I were you...)
FROM: LIBS=  ../kaffevm/libkaffevm.a
../../libraries/clib/net/libnet.a ../../libraries/clib/zip/libzip.a
../../libraries/clib/math/libmanagement.a  -lm
TO: LIBS=  ../kaffevm/libkaffevm.a
../../libraries/clib/net/libnet.a ../../libraries/clib/zip/libzip.a
../../libraries/clib/management/libmanagement.a  -lm
    6. Change line 26 in kaffe/kaffe/makefile
FROM: LIBS=  ../kaffevm/libkaffevm.a
../../libraries/clib/net/libnet.a ../../libraries/clib/zip/libzip.a
../../libraries/clib/math/libmanagement.a  -lm
TO: Kaffe$(EXEEXT): $(OBJECT)  ../kaffevm/libkaffevm.a
../../libraries/clib/net/libnet.a ../../libraries/clib/zip/libzip.a
    7. Copy the file libraries/clib/math/libmath.def into
libraries/clib/management and rename it to libmanagement.def

It *should* now compile but not link, I haven't found the correct
solution to this,
however this will make it link.
    1. Comment out the following lines in
        27, 48, 49, 58, 137, 191, 204, 205, 206, 207
I *know* this is wrong - but at least it will get you going, I doubt
that it will run correctly.  Can somebody tell me the solution to this
last problem?

This still won't install as the makefile tries to use a directory call
.bat which is illegal in win32.  Oh well, but at least I got some some

I haven't tested it yet - I leave that to somebody else, as this took
pretty much all day to get so far...

Matt Pyne.

Bernard Michael Hurley wrote:

> Has anyone managed to install kaffe1.0.b1 in the Cygnus Win32
> environment
> running under Win95? If I do what it says in the README file I get the
> message "configure: error: can not guess host type; you must supply
> one".
> If I try something like:
>         ./configure --prefix=c:/kaffe i386
> I get "configure: error: Configuration i386-none not supported". I
> can't
> get any joy using i386-win32, i386-cygnus, i386-win32-cygnus etc.
> As far as I can tell I have installed the Cygnus bash shell and all
> the
> tools correctly. At least they do more or less what I expect which may
> or
> may not be the same as them doing the correct thing! What am I
> missing?
> Bernard.
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