As previously mentioned, I’m doing this on ArcaOS; so some Unix-ism will be present in the build system. This is apparently unavoidable, and fortunately, ArcaOS already comes with a lot of Unix ports; both out of the box and installed through yum (or the Arca Noae Package Manager).
The following changes leave us with a port that builds for the most part. Some parts will need more changes before they are strictly “correct” and we’ll return to those later.
Continue reading Building OpenSSL with OpenWatcom on ArcaOS: First Porting Effort
I am porting OpenSSL 1.0.2, which is what the software I want to work on expects. Hopefully my work can be applied to other versions as well.
Here I go through the initial steps to get a working build system on ArcaOS 5, also known as OS/2, using the OpenWatcom compiler; even though OpenSSL has already been ported to the EMX runtime, with GCC.
Because we’re using perl, the steps here are taken after installing perl with
yum install perl
and this gives us a working build system with the changes below, so the real work on porting OpenSSL can start.
Continue reading Building OpenSSL with OpenWatcom on ArcaOS: The Initial Hurdles