Embedded System with Yaws on Windows

Rudolph van Graan <>
Wed Feb 18 10:55:59 CET 2004


Hi Klacke,


> I don't understand why you are fiddling with the set_uid driver
> since it was removed from win32 build looong time ago.

My build insisted on using it... But read below, it was later fixed by 
shifting to cygwin.

> 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:

Our problem was that we didn't have a build procedure in Windows, other 
than plain erlang and (obviously) nothing compiled directly. I have 
subsequently installed a cygwin build environment and yes, everything 
worked this way around. Actually, for me the *biggest* problem is that 
I cannot get "target_system" to work in windows - hence we build on 
linux (.tar.gz) and then convert it manually to windows. This is where 
the de-cygwin approach started. If I could build everything (and maybe 
I am just missing something obvious) from windows, I'd be happy to use 
it.

On the topic... Do any of you have working code employed to start Yaws 
from code? I.e. like in the exact syntax to use to configure everything 
in "yaws.conf" in code?

The one thing I did note regarding yaws on windows was the fact that if 
you want to specify "c:\web" as root-folder in yaws.conf, you have to 
specify it as "/web"... This immediately raises the question of how to 
specify "D:\web"..? 
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