[Libwebsockets] how to build libwebsocket package using "configure"

madhan reddy madhanreddy433 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 12:52:55 CEST 2021


Awesome, thanks!

On Tue, Aug 31, 2021 at 12:50 PM Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 8/31/21 8:13 AM, madhan reddy wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > As part of my project I need to cross compile and install LWS in my
> > platform. I am able to build it using "cmake" on my VM with the steps
> below.
> >
> > git clone https://github.com/warmcat/libwebsockets/tree/v4.2-stable
> > <https://github.com/warmcat/libwebsockets.git>
> > cd ibwebsockets-4.2-stable
> > sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
> > mkdir build
> > cd build
> > cmake ..
> > make
> > sudo make install
> >
> > with these steps installation is done but it is showing this version
> > "*4.2.1-unknown*", why is it showing unknown in version?
>
> The cmake build script for lws tries to run git to find out the git HEAD
> hash to include in the BUILD_VERSION var.  If you provide it a working
> git executable, it will tell you an elaborated version like
> "4.2.99-v4.2.0-183-g1baa62222b".
>
> There's some advice here about installing git on windows
>
>
> https://libwebsockets.org/git/libwebsockets/tree/READMEs/README.build-windows.md
>
> > If I want to build the same using "configure", how can I proceed?
>
> 6 or 7 years ago we switched from automake to CMake.  So you can't build
> it with configure.  CMake is way better.
>
> > Could anyone please provide the steps to build the package using
> > "configure" instead of cmake?
>
> It is not supported.
>
> -Andy
>
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