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Subject: Re: VMS fixes needed to allow building.

From: Tom Grace <>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:38:53 +0000

Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:13:29 -0600
From: "John E. Malmberg" <>
To: libcurl development <>
Subject: Re: VMS fixes needed to allow building.
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>On 3/7/2013 4:38 PM, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Mar 2013, Tom Grace wrote:
>> as I am starting a project to use CURL on VMS. So currently am
>> prototyping solutions. I am using the binary kit as found on the
>> download page of 7.19.5 with the matching source for compiling.
>That version has a bug where the build procedure was linking in the 64 bit openssl shared images instead of the 32 bit openssl shared images.
>I have not traced back to find out how far back that bug got introduced.

Most of our code is compiled 32 bit, but there is one compiled 64. But its not part of this interface.
So our plan would be linking with the HP-SSL shr32 version.

>>> I have tried VMS_BUILD.COM but it is not working, is this because of
>>> needed updates as said in the "thread" ?
>> Quite likely. Let's see what further details on this that John can
>> share with us!
>Unfortunately I let a small bug slip by me into the 7.29.0 release, after you download the source, make this small edit.

Thanks-much I put that in-work. Its either that or wait for the next release.

New question, (thread hijack)
I will be putting the curl_easy_perform inside a pthread. I apologize for not hitting the docs
as much as im supposed to , but what is the correct procedure that cancel/abort this?, as
such in case of a missing response from the server. Does mainline just close the socket ?


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