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Building codelite from sources (Windows)

Post by zzz7net »

Greetings community!

I'm new to the CodeLite that's why I've decided to give feedback and
share the problem with you. I want to build CodeLite on my Windows 7 64bit machine
to get a native wxWidgets GUI. I have no idea why IDE doesn't give you all of it out of the box
but I hope there is a good reason for it.

I followed almost all the instructions on the site:
https://docs.codelite.org/build/build_from_sources/

I've skipped these steps:
1) Building zlib
2) Building OpenSSL
3) Building libssh
because I have all of this in my MSYS2 MinGW-w64 toolchain after:

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pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain

The system also has mingw-w64-clang-x86_64-toolchain
and nothing more. 32-bit versions of both toolchains are
not installed.

Here is my Windows OS Environment:

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C:\dev-tools\codelite;
C:\dev-tools\msys\mingw64\bin;
C:\dev-tools\msys\clang64\bin;
C:\Windows;
C:\Windows\system32;
C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;

Building WxWidgets stage was successful.
Building CodeLite stage seems like an impossible task for me.

I didn't change anything in

CodeLiteIDE.workspace file

Except for the environment variables:

My Workspace env vars:

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WXWIN=C:\dev-tools\msys\home\Admin\wxWidgets
WXCFG=gcc_x64_dll/mswu

My Project env vars:

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PATH=$WXWIN\lib\gcc_x64_dll;../sdk/clang/lib;../sdk/libssh/lib;$(PATH)

By the way what is the difference between <Use Defaults> and Default sets?
Really confusing naming because it looks like one thing with different names.

What style of paths should I use in CodeLite user interface?
Windows style with backslash C:\\\\\ or Linux style with common slash /c//////?

It looks like a hybrid in Eran's file:
PATH=$WXWIN\lib\gcc_x64_dll;../sdk/clang/lib;../sdk/libssh/lib;$(PATH)
Used both styles /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ what?

If this helps here is my Build.Log

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C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /C C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/mingw32-make.exe -j4 SHELL=cmd.exe -e -f  Makefile
"----------Building project:[ PCH - Win_x64_Release ]----------"
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/g++.exe -c  precompiled_header_release.h  -mthreads -DHAVE_W32API_H -D__WXMSW__ -DNDEBUG -D_UNICODE -IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/lib/gcc_dll/mswu -IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/include -DWXUSINGDLL -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -pipe -fmessage-length=0     -O2 -D__WX__ -DWXUSINGDLL -DWXUSINGDLL_WXSQLITE3 -DWXUSINGDLL_SDK -DWXUSINGDLL_CL -DYY_NEVER_INTERACTIVE=1 -DUSE_SFTP=1  -I. -I.
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/g++.exe -include precompiled_header_release.h  -c  "C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH/dummy.cpp" -mthreads -DHAVE_W32API_H -D__WXMSW__ -DNDEBUG -D_UNICODE -IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/lib/gcc_dll/mswu -IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/include -DWXUSINGDLL -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -pipe -fmessage-length=0     -O2 -D__WX__ -DWXUSINGDLL -DWXUSINGDLL_WXSQLITE3 -DWXUSINGDLL_SDK -DWXUSINGDLL_CL -DYY_NEVER_INTERACTIVE=1 -DUSE_SFTP=1  -o ../build-Win_x64_Release/PCH/dummy.cpp.o -I. -I.
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
"----------Building project:[ sqlite3 - Win_x64_Release ]----------"
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sqlite3'
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/gcc.exe -c  "C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sqlite3/sqlite3.c" -O2 -D__WX__ -DWXUSINGDLL -DASTYLE_LIB -DWXUSINGDLL_CL -DWXUSINGDLL_SDK  -o ../build-Win_x64_Release/sqlite3/sqlite3.c.o -I. -I.
C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sqlite3/sqlite3.c: In function 'sqlite3SelectNew.isra':
C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sqlite3/sqlite3.c:95039:10: warning: function may return address of local variable [-Wreturn-local-addr]
95039 |   return pNew;
      |          ^~~~
C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sqlite3/sqlite3.c:95004:10: note: declared here
95004 |   Select standin;
      |          ^~~~~~~
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/ar.exe rcu ..\build-Win_x64_Release\lib\libsqlite3.a @../build-Win_x64_Release/sqlite3/ObjectsList.txt
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sqlite3'
"----------Building project:[ wxsqlite3 - Win_x64_Release ]----------"
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sdk/wxsqlite3'
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/windres.exe -i "C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sdk/wxsqlite3/src/wxsqlite3_resourecs.rc" --define __WXMSW__ --define _UNICODE --include-dir C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/lib/gcc_dll/mswu --include-dir C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/include --define WXUSINGDLL    -o ../../build-Win_x64_Release/sdk/wxsqlite3/src_wxsqlite3_resourecs.rc.o
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/windres.exe: warning: 24: 1: 1033: duplicate value
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/g++.exe  -c  "C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sdk/wxsqlite3/src/wxsqlite3.cpp" -O2 -std=c++11 -Wall -mthreads -DHAVE_W32API_H -D__WXMSW__ -DNDEBUG -D_UNICODE -IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/lib/gcc_dll/mswu -IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/include -DWXUSINGDLL -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -pipe -fmessage-length=0    -Winvalid-pch -DWXMAKINGDLL_WXSQLITE3  -o ../../build-Win_x64_Release/sdk/wxsqlite3/src_wxsqlite3.cpp.o -I. -I. -I./include -I./sqlite3/include
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/g++.exe -shared -fPIC -o ..\..\build-Win_x64_Release\lib\libwxsqlite3u.dll @../../build-Win_x64_Release/sdk/wxsqlite3/ObjectsList.txt -L. -LC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/build-Win_x64_Release/lib  -lsqlite3   -mthreads -LC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/lib/gcc_dll -lwxmsw31u_richtext -lwxmsw31u_xrc -lwxmsw31u_aui -lwxmsw31u_html -lwxmsw31u_adv -lwxmsw31u_core -lwxbase31u_xml -lwxbase31u_net -lwxbase31u -lwxscintilla -lwxtiff -lwxjpeg -lwxpng -lwxzlib -lwxregexu -lwxexpat -lkernel32 -luser32 -lgdi32 -lcomdlg32 -lwxregexu -lwinspool -lwinmm -lshell32 -lcomctl32 -lversion -lshlwapi -lole32 -loleaut32 -luuid -lrpcrt4 -ladvapi32 -lwsock32 -luxtheme -loleacc
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxmsw31u_richtext
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxmsw31u_xrc
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxmsw31u_aui
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxmsw31u_html
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxmsw31u_adv
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxmsw31u_core
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxbase31u_xml
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxbase31u_net
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxbase31u
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxscintilla
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxtiff
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxjpeg
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxpng
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxzlib
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxregexu
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxexpat
C:/dev-tools/msys/mingw64/bin/../lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/10.3.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld.exe: cannot find -lwxregexu
collect2.exe: error: ld returned 1 exit status
mingw32-make[1]: *** [wxsqlite3.mk:83: ..\..\build-Win_x64_Release\lib\libwxsqlite3u.dll] Error 1
mingw32-make: *** [Makefile:9: All] Error 2
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/sdk/wxsqlite3'
====0 errors, 2 warnings, total time: 00:00:53 seconds====

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

Post by DavidGH »

Hi,

I don't use Windows, so I can't help you directly; however, have you noticed this current forum thread, and this slightly older one?

Regards,

David

zzz7net

Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

Post by zzz7net »

Really kind of you, David. I will look these threads. 8-)

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

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I just noticed this in your build (notice that your WXCFG is not honored):

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-IC:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/wxWidgets/lib/gcc_dll/mswu

this means that CodeLite is using the old wx-config for Window (I have switched to a new version that support the build instructions).
Please build this wx-config:

https://github.com/eranif/wx-config-msys2

Once built, copy the bin\wx-config.exe (there are 2, make sure you copy this one)
to CodeLite's installation directory and replace the one that comes with it

Build again it should work now
Eran

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

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Now it's working but when it comes to building PHP Plugin mingw32-make fails:
NO RULE TO MAKE TARGET.

BuildLog:

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"----------Building project:[ PHPPlugin - Win_x64_Release ]----------"
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/codelitephp/php-plugin'
mingw32-make[1]: *** No rule to make target '../PCH/precompiled_header_release.h', needed by '../PCH/precompiled_header_release.h.gch'.  Stop.
mingw32-make: *** [Makefile:51: All] Error 2
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/codelitephp/php-plugin'
====0 errors, 384 warnings, total time: 00:20:44 seconds====

"----------Building project:[ sqlite3 - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ wxsqlite3 - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ plugin_sdk - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ DebuggerGDB - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ CodeFormatter - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ Gizmos - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ Cscope - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ Copyright - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ UnitTestPP - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ CMakePlugin - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ CodeLiteDiff - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ ContinuousBuild - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ CppChecker - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ wxshapeframework - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ DatabaseExplorer - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ ExternalTools - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ LLDBDebugger - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ Outline - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ PHPParser - Win_x64_Release ]----------" DONE
"----------Building project:[ PHPPlugin - Win_x64_Release ]----------" FAILED
mingw32-make[1]: *** No rule to make target '../PCH/precompiled_header_release.h', needed by '../PCH/precompiled_header_release.h.gch'. Stop.

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

Post by zzz7net »

I have done all instructions posted on the site.
This — https://docs.codelite.org/build/build_wx_widgets/
This — https://docs.codelite.org/build/mingw_builds/
And finally this — https://docs.codelite.org/build/build_from_sources/

Am I doing something wrong or the documentation is incorrect?
Maybe there are additional steps to build CodeLite for the Windows?

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

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Did you try doing an Re-Build of at least PCH?

Or can you post a build of PCH; why did you skip showing the build of PCH?

Edit: Which version of CodeLite IDE are you using?

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

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The OP might be using CLang instead of MinGW64 GCC to build CodeLite; does anyone know if this works?
Correction the OP has CLang installed; but, is using GCC in images.

Tim S.

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

Post by zzz7net »

Which version of CodeLite IDE are you using?

Version: 15.0.0

Or can you post a build of PCH; why did you skip showing the build of PCH?

BuildLog is to large (255 lines). I just don't want to inflate the topic. But I can attach the full
log. Here Only PCH part:

"----------Building project:[ PCH - Win_x64_Release ]----------"
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
mingw32-make[1]: 'precompiled_header_release.h.gch' is up to date.
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
mingw32-make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'
mingw32-make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/dev-tools/msys/home/Admin/codelite/PCH'

Did you try doing an Re-Build of at least PCH?

Yes I did.

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Re: Building CodeLite - Last Hope

Post by stahta01 »

And, you used the cmake build directions of wxWidgets 3.1 git?
I have not done that way; I will see if it works for me.
Could easily be a day for me to build wxWidgets using cmake since I have never done it that way.

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