[Ns-developers] Fwd: [Bug 452] Cygwin won't build NSC
gavinweng at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 00:20:37 PST 2008
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From: Weng Gavin <gavinweng at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 16:19
Subject: Re: [Bug 452] Cygwin won't build NSC
To: Sam Jansen <sam.jansen at gmail.com>
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 16:07, Sam Jansen <sam.jansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Moving to mailing list...
> Is there any sort of official line on support of cygwin? I haven't really
> been following the
NS-3 itself support cygwin. Please refer to
However, there is no explicit notification(OK, I admit there is a tiny note,
but TINY enough) that NSC doesn't and won't(in the forseeable future)
> mailing list for a while so I could have missed this.
> Certainly putting in reasonable error messages at configure time seems like
> a good idea in the case of NSC. I'll be happy to send a patch if there is
> existing practice of doing this I can copy from ;)
That is what "Python Bindings" is doing....
> 2008/12/19 <code at nsnam.ece.gatech.edu>
>> --- Comment #2 from Gavin Weng <gavinweng at gmail.com> 2008-12-20 02:59:18
>> EDT ---
>> Actually, that's the reason why I posted it again since it behaves a lot
>> different. It comes out to me that maybe this could be fixed.
>> I suggest enable-nsc be notified NOT supporting cygwin, just as the module
>> "python bindings" does, which was also reported by me with the resolution
>> > Gavin, you reported that NSC doesn't work in cygwin in bug 360. Is still
>> > doesn't work, and as I reported there, using a VM is the best solution
>> > running it.
>> > Unfortunately there are some very difficult technical problems to solve
>> to make
>> > NSC work under Cygwin and I do not know of anyone with the time to work
>> on them
>> > (not me for sure.)
>> > You can still build ns-3 without NSC; just do not enable NSC at compile
>> > The particular symptom you report looks a bit different. It is probably
>> a good
>> > idea for the ns-3 build system to check for NSC+Cygwin and respond with
>> > reasonable error message. That is probably a feature request rather than
>> a bug.
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