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Re: win32 compile error
From: "Rob Nicholls" <robert () everythingeverything co uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:04:42 +0100 (BST)

For reference, instructions on how to compile nmap on Windows are
available here:

http://insecure.org/nmap/install/inst-windows.html#inst-win-source

This states "Many people have asked whether Nmap can be compiled with the
gcc/g++ included with Cygwin or other compilers. Some users have reported
success with this, but we don't maintain instructions for building Nmap
under Cygwin" (probably because most Windows users grab the binaries).

I'd like to quickly point out that I managed to compile SVN rev 5916 okay
using Visual Studio .NET 2003 after modifying all of the .vcproj files to
say "7.10" instead of "8.00" so there's no need to grab 2005 if you have
either version of VS.NET (as I suspect it'd work in VS.NET 2002 by
changing "8.00" to "7.00", although I've not tried this).

Getting back on topic, I believe the windows.h file is part of the w32api
files that are released by cygwin (I think MinGW have their own version of
windows.h too). There are plenty of mirrors
(http://www.cygwin.com/mirrors.html):

http://cygwin.osuosl.org/release/w32api/
http://mirror.calvin.edu/cygwin/release/w32api/
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/sourceware.org/pub/cygwin/release/w32api/

The files may already be on your machine (e.g. c:\cygwin\usr\lib\w32api),
I think there have been issues in the past where the setup program put
files directly in /usr/lib/w32api rather than in /lib/w32api (and if you
try and access the folder in bash, you'll probably get an error message),
so you may find that installing the latest version of cygwin, or moving
the w32api folder (using Windows) from c:\cygwin\usr\lib\w32api into
c:\cygwin\lib\w32api might fix things.

Good luck!


Rob


Trying to compile nmap, getting the following error..

1>c:\cygwin\home\peter\nmap-4.20\nbase\nbase_winunix.h(111) : fatal error
C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory

it appears over and over... is it not finding the SDK or something? how
can
I fix this?

Any help really appreciated.

thanks
TF.

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