How to build xapian 1.4.10 with MSVC2017

Olly Betts olly at
Thu Feb 21 19:33:59 GMT 2019

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 12:37:37AM +0800, cswuyg wrote:
> Thank you very much,It works!

Great, but which "it" worked?  I suggested two options:

> > So probably installing GNU ld from mingw would work around this, but
> > really you shouldn't need to have it installed as MSVC is used for
> > linking.
> > 
> > You could try adding LD=link to the configure command line (to tell it
> > to use the Microsoft linker).

> And some Q&A I meet,may help somebody:

Thanks for these - I'll update INSTALL.

> 1. If zlib build with 32bit,should use MSVC's 'vcvars32.bat';
> 2. Add '-Z7' to CXXFLAGS can release *.pdb file for VS2017 'Step Into' debug, such as: CXXFLAGS="-EHsc -Z7";
> 3. If Somebody write a demo in VS2017
>  3.1 change libxapian.a's name to libxapian.lib;
>  3.2 make sure the Runtime Library is /MT, can change it at project property page,  C/C++-->Code Generation-->Runtime Library; 

Is this one only needed if you want to write a multi-threaded program?

>  3.3 add Rpcrt4.lib and Ws2_32.lib to linker input;
>  3.4 copy zlib1.dll to the demo.exe's directory, or may get some error like '0xc000007b' at process start.


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