NSPR & NSS in MinGW
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Thu Nov 13 13:38:08 UTC 2008
To MinGW users:
I've added NSPR (Netscape Portable Runtime) and NSS (Netscape's
security library) to the Mercurial repo, but at present neither of
them are really working.
NSPR - This builds if I use 'rpmbuild', but it doesn't build within
'mock'. It's probably some very trivial difference, but I spent about
a day on it and just couldn't see what it was, so if someone else
would like to take a look, please be my guest. (Note that just
building isn't enough - the problem is that it must build within mock
NSS - Like NSPR, this has an on-crack custom build system. Actually,
the build system is even more crazy than NSPR. I had a go at this,
but it's going to take a great deal of work, probably even more than
the work I did for OpenSSL.
In the long term, I need both in order to add https:// URI support to
libcurl, which is a dependency for the oVirt standalone client. In
the meantime, I'm working on a cut-down libcurl library which will
lack https and a few other features.
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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