[squid-users] Errors Compiling Squid Proxy on Windows using Cygwin

Rafael Akchurin rafael.akchurin at diladele.com
Mon Dec 17 07:03:16 UTC 2018

Hello Russel, Amos, all list members,

The 3.5 compilation instructions are at https://docs.diladele.com/howtos/build_squid_windows/index.html
And we are still planning to allocate task forces to compile Squid 4 for Cygwin after initial failures ☹

@Russel - see our project at - fork it if you have patches/improvements! At https://github.com/diladele/squid-windows

Best regards,
Rafael Akchurin
Diladele B.V.

-----Original Message-----
From: squid-users <squid-users-bounces at lists.squid-cache.org> On Behalf Of Amos Jeffries
Sent: Monday, 17 December 2018 02:37
To: squid-users at lists.squid-cache.org
Subject: Re: [squid-users] Errors Compiling Squid Proxy on Windows using Cygwin

On 15/12/18 8:52 am, Russel McDonald wrote:
> Hi,
>  I’ve followed the small set of steps for building squid proxy using 
> Cygwin on Windows 7 but am getting compile time errors. Specifically 
> the below. Sorry for emailing this question if this has been answered. 
> I searched past emails and the most recent hit on errors building on 
> Windows was from 2010.
> Cygwin version 2.11.2 from Nov 8/2018 and installed ALL features 
> including devel.
> Downloaded squid source, tar –xvf  squid-3.5.11.tar.gz (I tried 
> version
> 3.5.28 as well)
> ./configure --bindir=/bin/squid --sbindir=/usr/sbin/squid 
> --sysconfdir=/etc/squid    --datadir=/usr/share/squid 
> --libexecdir=/usr/lib/squid --disable-strict-error-checking 
> --with-logdir=/var/log/squid --with-swapdir=/var/cache/squid
> And tried with --enable-win32-service as well.
> Then make produces the error below. What am I doing incorrectly?

Your Squid is detecting the existence of Windows OS headers and trying to build a helper which has bugs in your environment.

This type of problem is why the Diladele Cygwin instructions (and other OS cross-building) list the helpers to build explicitly whereas native builds can just use the auto-detect by ./configure. Doing the same for your build will both avoid this issue and reduce the size of your Squid build.

Please open a bug report in our bugzilla about this so it does not get forgotten. I am not aware of anyone working on Windows bugs right now so no ETA on when it might get fixed.

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