Subject: Re: Windows compilation help

Re: Windows compilation help

From: Milind Gupta <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:56:10 -0700

Hi Peter,
              Thank you very much for your reply. That helped me understand
the problem better. I alternatively tried compiling using Cmake and was
able to get it to compile easily.


On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 6:36 AM Peter Stuge <> wrote:

> Milind Gupta wrote:
> > I have attached the config.log file.
> Great that you included the complete config.log file! Thanks. This
> was absolutely neccessary in order to recognize the actual problem.
> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> > Your compiler found two conflicting declarations of gethostname().
> > That seems like a problem that's not up to libssh2 to fix...
> The problem isn't just with gethostname() but also with other
> functions, including select().
> Various headers in /usr/include in the environment where you invoked
> configure are incompatible with the MSYS headers in
> /usr/i686-pc-msys/include in that same environment.
> If this is not an error with your system and/or environment and you
> want to build for MSYS then you actually want to cross-compile
> libssh2, which is supported, but you have to be explicit about that
> when invoking configure.
> That could look like so: (This is just an example, you have to know
> what is appropriate for your environment.)
> ./configure --host=i686-pc-msys
> The key here is that your cross-compiler toolchain (MSYS gcc and
> binutils) executables have an i686-pc-msys- filename prefix. So if
> this is the correct prefix then you should be able to invoke e.g.
> i686-pc-msys-gcc and i686-pc-msys-ld.
> //Peter
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Received on 2018-07-25