Embedded System with Yaws on Windows

Wally Cash <>
Wed Feb 18 00:46:55 CET 2004


Klacke,

Thanks for your help. This is precisely the info. was needed. I really 
should be better versed on cross platform compatability issues with 
cygwin. As an aside, thanks for Yaws. It truly is a beautiful piece of 
work!

Regards --Wally

On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 14:42:36 +0100, <> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 08:32:44AM +0200, Rudolph van Graan wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>>
>> >ve been reviewing the code and searching the Yaws and Erlang list
>> >archives, looking/hoping for a solution short of the "surgery" that
>> >you mention. So far, the answer (if there is one) eludes me. But I'm
>> >not the brightest guy in the world... Hopefully someone in the group
>> >can help us. If not, I'll attempt to develop and post a "Cygwin Free"
>> >patch. I'm sure that we're not the only ones who desire this
>> >capability.
>> >
>>
>> Put it this way, I've managed to almost de-cygwin yaws last night, but
>> maybe Klacke can tell us what we really need to do, or can do, to make
>> yaws work? What specifically does yaws use the setuid driver for? Is it
>> only for the case where one would install yaws as root and then change
>> the uid to something else?
>
>
>
> This is what the driver is used for. In the yaws code, the configure
> script on cygwin disables the driver entirely. The set_uid feature
> isn't suppurted under cygwin. The reason for this was just to make
> yaws more easily deployed on win32 platform.
>
> I don't understand why you are fiddling with the set_uid driver
> since it was removed from win32 build looong time ago.
>
> What's worse in the de-cygwin procedure though are the
> Makefiles and the build scripts. On the other hand if you want
> to run yaws embedded inside your other win32/erl app, all you
> need to do is:
>
> - drop yaws source into your app/lib/yaws
>
> Integrate with build procedure of your app. Take a look
> at build procedure under cygwin in order to figure out how
> to not use the linked in driver code at all.  Basically all it takes
> is to not have the driver installed at all and _not_ use the
> the 'username' feature in the config.
>
>
>
> This should be pretty straightforward ......
>
>
>
> /klacke
>
>



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