Re: What's in git.git

From: Junio C Hamano <>
Date: 2006-08-05 05:50:13
Junio C Hamano <> writes:

> Running generated configure script on Cygwin just updated
> reports NO_C99_FORMAT is needed.  This is consistent with what
> Johannes confirmed.

BTW, my copy of config.mak.autogen generated on Cygwin says:


The defaults in our Makefile are:

        NO_STRLCPY		???
        NEEDS_LIBICONV		???
        NO_IPV6			???

(1) configure misdetects NO_OPENSSL.  The relevant parts are:

        checking for SHA1_Init in -lssl... no
        checking for SHA1_INIT in -lcrypto... no

    but I've been building git on Cygwin without NO_OPENSSL (eh,
    that's double negation -- what I mean is I've been building
    git with -lssl just fine).  I think the function to check in
    -lcrypto should be SHA1_Init, not SHA1_INIT (trivial patch
    attached at the end).

(2) NO_STRLCPY is detected to be available by configure.  I
    think we should update the default in Makefile.

(3) NEEDS_LIBICONV is found to be unnecessary by configure, but
    the link fails like this without it:

        builtin-mailinfo.o: In function `convert_to_utf8':
        /git/builtin-mailinfo.c:539: undefined reference to `_libiconv_open'
        /git/builtin-mailinfo.c:560: undefined reference to `_libiconv'
        /git/builtin-mailinfo.c:561: undefined reference to `_libiconv_close'
        collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

(4) NO_IPV6 is not detected yet -- you should be able to detect
    this by checking for "struct addrinfo".  The compilation
    fails like this on Cygwin:

        connect.c: In function `git_tcp_connect_sock':
        connect.c:361: error: storage size of 'hints' isn't known

(Z) When configure detects some NO_XXX is unneeded, currently
    there is no way for generated config.mak.autogen to override
    the default set in Makefile.  For example, NO_STRLCPY is set
    by Makefile, and the included config.mak.autogen does not
    say anything about it even though it knows strlcpy is
    usable.  It might be better to explicitly undef unneeded
    NO_XXX in config.mak.autogen?

-- >8 --
autoconf: typofix to detect SHA1_Init in -lcrypto

diff --git a/ b/
index 9ce00e9..c6d76af 100644
--- a/
+++ b/
@@ -155,7 +155,7 @@ #
 # Define NO_OPENSSL environment variable if you do not have OpenSSL.
 # Define NEEDS_SSL_WITH_CRYPTO if you need -lcrypto with -lssl (Darwin).
 AC_CHECK_LIB([ssl], [SHA1_Init],[],
-[AC_CHECK_LIB([crypto], [SHA1_INIT],
+[AC_CHECK_LIB([crypto], [SHA1_Init],

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