Subject: [libssh2] libssh2 compile success on AIX - needs patch

[libssh2] libssh2 compile success on AIX - needs patch

From: Michael Augustin <>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:21:34 +0200

Hi libssh2-developers,
 I compiled libssh2 successfull after some days of try-and-error. I wasn't
able to compile the examples, but the ssh2_sample.c from version 0.14 was
build and runnable with version from 0.15pre (cvs-snapshot).
 The problem with AIX was also found and solved by this patch
 but the changes are to big - and not accepted yet.
 Now I succeeded on AIX (5.2 in my case) with a small change in
libssh2_priv.h .
 The problem is that libssh.h is included before sys/poll.h gets included,
where the structure member "event" and "revent" are changed through
preprocessor defines. So my change include sys/poll.h after libssh2_config.h
but before libssh2.h in libssh2_priv.h - but only if needed (#ifdef
 The second change include the file sys/ioctl.h which is needed for the define
 Here is the patch made from daily-snapshot-version of 2007-03-27:
 --------------------------- snip ---------------------------
 *** src/libssh2_priv.h Wed Mar 28 15:30:25 2007
 --- src/libssh2_priv.patch.h Wed Mar 28 15:24:43 2007
 *** 40,45 ****
 --- 40,59 ----
 #include "libssh2_config.h"
 + #ifdef HAVE_POLL
 + # include <sys/poll.h>
 + #else
 + # ifdef HAVE_SELECT
 + # ifdef HAVE_SYS_SELECT_H
 + # include <sys/select.h>
 + # else
 + # include <sys/time.h>
 + # include <sys/types.h>
 + # endif
 + # endif
 + #endif
 #include "libssh2.h"
 #include <stdio.h>
 *** 46,51 ****
 --- 60,66 ----
 #ifndef WIN32
 #include <sys/socket.h>
 + #include <sys/ioctl.h>
 --------------------------- snap ---------------------------
 I applied this patch after running configure-script. You could put it in the
libssh2_priv.h file permanently - because I tested it with this patch also
successfull on HP-UX 11i and Linux (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9).

Would you include the patch in libssh2-0.15?

 Michael Augustin 
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Received on 2007-03-30