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Re: bug#25633: porting gzip to Visual Studio 2015 failed due to redesign
Re: bug#25633: porting gzip to Visual Studio 2015 failed due to redesign of CRT
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:00:48 +0100
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Kees Dekker wrote:
> > I tried to compile gzip with visual studio 2015. Unfortunately, a few files
> > could not be ported. Microsoft has redesigned the core CRT which affects
> > the visibility of (hidden/internals) of e.g. the FILE type. None of the
> > internals of the FILE type is not visible anymore (contrary to Visual
> > Studio 2013 and before). This affects e.g. freadingc, fpurge.c, fseeko.c,
> > fseterr.c.
gnulib has been updated to work with this platform on 2016-12-13, see
Eric Blake replied:
> If you can help port gnulib to the newer visual studio 2015, I'm sure
> patches are welcome.
> we welcome patches to catch back up to the current state of things.
While in general this is a good advise, in this case it's not needed. All
the reporter needs is a new gzip snapshot tarball that uses gnulib version
2016-12-14 or newer.