[Libwebsockets] LWS_WITH_HTTP_UNCOMMON_HEADERS compile problem

Andy Green andy at warmcat.com
Fri May 1 16:00:00 CEST 2020

On 5/1/20 2:54 PM, Jakov Smolic wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> building libwebsockets on Gentoo Linux uncommon header support turned 
> off causes some build problems.
> Namely, I get this error:
> /var/tmp/portage/net-libs/libwebsockets-4.0.4/work/libwebsockets-4.0.4/lib/roles/http/server/server.c: 
> In function 'lws_unauthorised_basic_auth':
> /var/tmp/portage/net-libs/libwebsockets-4.0.4/work/libwebsockets-4.0.4/lib/roles/http/server/server.c:873:4: 
> error: 'WSI_TOKEN_HTTP_WWW_AUTHENTICATE' undeclared (first use in this 
> function); did you mean 'WSI_TOKEN_HTTP_CONTENT_RANGE'?
>        |    ^~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> /var/tmp/portage/net-libs/libwebsockets-4.0.4/work/libwebsockets-4.0.4/lib/roles/http/server/server.c:873:4: 
> note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function 
> it appears in
> I'm not sure if this is related with my build configuration or something 
> else.

I think it just means if you want LWS_WITH_HTTP_BASIC_AUTH, it needs the 
uncommon headers then, since WWW_AUTHENTICATE is counted among them. 
The idea of splitting the headers was to make sure really small 
implementations don't get burdened with dealing with headers related to 
h2 / ws / funny headers they're not using (the heap usage / size of the 
ah is related to this as well).

You can either turn LWS_WITH_HTTP_BASIC_AUTH off or enable uncommon 
headers I guess.  It probably makes sense for BASIC_AUTH to enable 
uncommon headers in the CMakeLists.txt if that's all it is.


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