[Libwebsockets] VS2019 static generation

Brice Hamon normandviking at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 21:03:30 CET 2021

Hi Andy,

Yes main also has this behavior. The compilation has errors.

I agree with you, it's most likely outside LWS.
Will do more digging and let you know if I find a workable workaround.
Hacking generated files to make it work is not really a solution not a

I tried with RELEASE and Release. Same outcome.

I'll keep you informed.
Thank you.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 2:36 PM <andy at warmcat.com> wrote:

> >v4.0-stable
> Does this problem exist on main?
> > Then hacking the cmake file but that's not really usable down the line.
> It is if you send a patch, crazy idea I know.
> I don't see (on main) anywhere that lws sets /MD, suggesting the problem
> is outside lws.  But I'm looking on a phone atm, did I miss it?
> The general approach should be cmake platform-specific stuff adds it,
> since it knows what to do based on -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=, it's pointless
> making every cmake project provide that platform-specific knowledge.
> Is it possible cmake itself cares between "Release" and "RELEASE"?
> -Andy
> On February 18, 2021 7:19:27 PM UTC, Brice Hamon <normandviking at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >Hi guys,
> >
> >I am recompiling the latest lib v4.0-stable from git, and I am
> >executing
> >these 2 commands to compile it:
> >
> >-DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=c:/3rdparty/libwebsockets -G "Visual Studio
> >10"
> >..
> >
> >cmake --build . --target install --config Release
> >
> >The build succeeds but the files are compiled with the /MD flag even if
> >the
> >static option is specified.
> >
> >My goal is to get a static library compiled with the /MT flag instead
> >of
> >the /MD as I am having linking CRT issues when linking with some other
> >program.
> >
> >I spent some time trying with cmake options with no luck.
> >Then hacking the cmake file but that's not really usable down the line.
> >
> >In despair, I found that lws also generate Visual studio projects. I
> >loaded
> >them successfully and manually set the option in Release to use /MT and
> >recompiled it.
> >Then the link with my other program worked nicely.
> >
> >So my question is, is there a supported option to use different CRT?
> >
> >It would be great if we could use a CMake option to set up which one to
> >use
> >like for example:
> >Thank you,
> >Brice.
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