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

Seidl, Aron aron.seidl at zeiss.com
Mon Nov 6 02:43:51 EST 2023

Hi Michael,

Thank you a lot for your answer! I think I can work with that.

I set up the msys64 environment with all the packages that I need to build, except for glibc. I ran the script and as always does the build process fail because I can't install glibc in this environment.
Even building glibc from source fails, because the system is not compatible.

Do you guys link babeltrace to a different C library when building on windows, or is there a way for a possible workaround?
I'd be super grateful for a little more help!

I wish you a nice day


Aron Seidl
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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Michael Jeanson <mjeanson at efficios.com>
Gesendet: Freitag, 3. November 2023 15:21
An: Seidl, Aron <aron.seidl at zeiss.com>; lttng-dev at lists.lttng.org
Betreff: Re: [lttng-dev] Building the Babeltrace-Libary for Windows?

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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