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Update the Windows build notes

- Clarify the Windows Subsystem For Linux section.
- Clarify the build requirements.
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Douglas Roark 6 years ago
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doc/build-windows.md

@ -16,11 +16,13 @@ Compiling with Windows Subsystem For Linux @@ -16,11 +16,13 @@ Compiling with Windows Subsystem For Linux
With Windows 10, Microsoft has released a new feature named the [Windows
Subsystem for Linux](https://msdn.microsoft.com/commandline/wsl/about). This
feature allows you to run a bash shell directly on Windows in an Ubuntu based
feature allows you to run a bash shell directly on Windows in an Ubuntu-based
environment. Within this environment you can cross compile for Windows without
the need for a separate Linux VM or Server.
the need for a separate Linux VM or server.
This feature is not supported in versions of Windows prior to Windows 10 or on Windows Server SKUs.
This feature is not supported in versions of Windows prior to Windows 10 or on
Windows Server SKUs. In addition, it is available [only for 64-bit versions of
Windows](https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/commandline/wsl/install_guide).
To get the bash shell, you must first activate the feature in Windows.
@ -38,7 +40,9 @@ To get the bash shell, you must first activate the feature in Windows. @@ -38,7 +40,9 @@ To get the bash shell, you must first activate the feature in Windows.
* Accept the license
* Create a new UNIX user account (this is a separate account from your Windows account)
After the bash shell is active, you can follow the instructions below for Windows 64-bit Cross-compilation.
After the bash shell is active, you can follow the instructions below, starting
with the "Cross-compilation" section. Compiling the 64-bit version is
recommended but it is possible to compile the 32-bit version.
Cross-compilation
-------------------
@ -64,7 +68,7 @@ To build executables for Windows 64-bit, install the following dependencies: @@ -64,7 +68,7 @@ To build executables for Windows 64-bit, install the following dependencies:
Then build using:
cd depends
make HOST=x86_64-w64-mingw32 -j4
make HOST=x86_64-w64-mingw32
cd ..
./autogen.sh # not required when building from tarball
CONFIG_SITE=$PWD/depends/x86_64-w64-mingw32/share/config.site ./configure --prefix=/
@ -79,7 +83,7 @@ To build executables for Windows 32-bit, install the following dependencies: @@ -79,7 +83,7 @@ To build executables for Windows 32-bit, install the following dependencies:
Then build using:
cd depends
make HOST=i686-w64-mingw32 -j4
make HOST=i686-w64-mingw32
cd ..
./autogen.sh # not required when building from tarball
CONFIG_SITE=$PWD/depends/i686-w64-mingw32/share/config.site ./configure --prefix=/
@ -98,4 +102,3 @@ as they appear in the release `.zip` archive. This can be done in the following @@ -98,4 +102,3 @@ as they appear in the release `.zip` archive. This can be done in the following
way. This will install to `c:\workspace\bitcoin`, for example:
make install DESTDIR=/mnt/c/workspace/bitcoin

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