[postgis-devel] Windows Build Instructions

Paul Ramsey pramsey at opengeo.org
Wed Feb 4 14:47:05 PST 2009

Well, I started with GEOS, thinking it was self-contained, no dependencies...

I got MinGW and MSYS. No problems there. From your earlier note on
License it sounds like I should have skipped MinGW in favour of MSVC?

I wasted some time getting appropriate autobuild tools to bootstrap
the svn version, which eventually worked, but I also got the rc2
tarball, in both cases, after a clean ./configure, the compilation
died on the first .cpp file, complaining about missing


Sorry, I'm away from my VM right now, so I can't get the extract error
string. I'll provide the full details when I'm back at the ranch.


On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 2:22 PM, Mark Cave-Ayland
<mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk> wrote:
> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> I figured I'd get a Windows build set-up locally, so I could take a run at
>> fixing the asprintf/vasprintf problems I introduced in the revised
>> loader/dumper, but... I've blown 3 hours on getting software, getting newer
>> bits of software, trying this, trying that, and I'm not much closer, other
>> than having downloaded some software.
>> Some instructions on the wiki with precise required versions and
>> components would be helpful to expanding the number of people who can
>> test/fix windows build issues. I'm going to move onto more productive tasks
>> for now.
>> P.
> How far did you get? If you post some more information then I can probably
> help you...
> ATB,
> Mark.
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