[lttng-dev] Building the Babeltrace-Libary for Windows?

Michael Jeanson mjeanson at efficios.com
Fri Nov 3 10:21:21 EDT 2023

On 2023-11-03 07 h 48, Seidl, Aron via lttng-dev wrote:
> Hello guys,
> after it was finally possible to debug Babeltrace properly, I step onto 
> a next problem.
> I apologize in advance, but I’m new to Linux development and even more 
> to cross compiling.
> Is it even possible to compile libbabeltrace for Windows and I have to 
> dig deeper, trying to understand it better, or did I just waste 3 days 
> of my life trying the impossible?
> Maybe you guys know a little more.
> FYI: I installed every Mingw-package on my machine, and I try to 
> configure the project as follows:
> ./configure --prefix=$PWD/install --host=x86_64-w64-mingw64 
> --enable-built-in-plugins --enable-static --disable-shared
> The configure-phase runs well, but the make process fails.
> I hope it is the last time I have to ask you some questions. I wish you 
> a great weekend!
> Sincerely,
> Aron


It should be technically possible to cross-compile babeltrace2 with 
Mingw on Linux but it was never tested, so a lot a small fixes to the 
build system might be required.

What is tested however is building with Mingw in an MSYS2 [1] 
environment on a Windows host. You can have a look at the CI job [2] for 
the details, the configuration including the build script is publicly 
readable in "View Configuration".



[1] https://www.msys2.org/
[2] https://ci.lttng.org/view/Babeltrace/job/babeltrace_master_winbuild/

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