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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] build: fix some mingw issues

On 06/03/2010 08:02 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> So, is the libvirt patch worth installing, while we wait for the
>> eventual fix of dependencies to not force mingw32-pthreads on 64-bit users?
> How about changing configure.ac so that it defaults to looking for win32
> threads on Win32, rather than trying pthreads

That would also be a useful patch, but seems like it would be
insufficient on its own.  In other words, there are two issues here -
dealing with a broken <pthread.h> if it gets pulled in (which, for
example, it WILL be pulled in by gnulib if it exists since it defines
struct timespec, even if we don't use it for anything pthread-related),
and the issue of whether we should favor pthread or win32 threading.

I'll start working on a patch for the latter (favor win32 threading even
if mingw32-pthreads is installed), but that should not interfere with
installing this patch.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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