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Old 11-29-2007, 06:53 PM
"Richard W.M. Jones"
Default virt-manager: Basic compile environment for Windows (Cygwin)

The attached patch just fixes a few basic compile environment problems
for virt-manager under Windows (Cygwin). It doesn't actually run after
this, but it does at least compile without any errors.

(1) Added a package check for cairo.

(2) Add cairo CFLAGS and LIBS.

(3) Include <cairo.h>, which is needed because the code uses 'cairo_t'.
Goodness knows how this works under Linux.

(4) Make scrollkeeper optional - it's a PITA to compile it under Cygwin,
and it seems to be only needed for the help menus.

- - -

Note that to use this you will first need to follow my instructions for
compiling libvirt for Windows:


Then you will need to install urlgrabber and virtinst from source (both
compile fine).

Then you should install the Cygwin packages 'atk-devel', 'cairo' and

After applying the patch attached below to the Mercurial version of
virt-manager, you can do:



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