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Re: Building libcurl with Borland BCC5.5 compiler

From: Jon Torrey <>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 11:47:59 -0400

1. After read the instructions in GIT-INFO, I ran buildconf.bat and then a
simple make borland inside the root of curl-master. I now get the same
error as I did with item # 2, where it does not know how to make it.

Honestly, I typically don't ever prefer to do these types of things inside
Windows, but there is no other way that I know of.

2. Setting OBJDIR to . instead of .\BCC_objs causes a syntax error on lines
143, 144, 145. Also creating the directory prior to make does not change
anything. Maybe I forgot to mention, but the output from the DOS window
was only after I had ran into the error and trying to make again. Here is
ouput of the last few lines:

        bcc32 -q -c -5 -O2 -tWM -w -w-aus -w-ccc -w-dup -w-prc -w-pro
-w-rch -w-
sig -w-spa -w-inl -w-pia -w-pin -Dinline=__inline
j .\BCC_objs\
Fatal: 'vtls/openssl.obj' does not exist - don't know how to make it

3. After doing a file grep inside the root of curl-master for openssl.obj,
I only found one instance of it.

File C:\curl-master\lib\Makefile.vc6:
618 $(DIROBJ)\openssl.obj \

I have also set my openssl path to the appropriate location inside

I have also done a search and cannot find openssl.obj on my system, meaning
it must be created during the build process.

On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 3:00 AM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:

> On Mon, 5 May 2014, Jon Torrey wrote:
> *1. Attempting to build curl-master gives the following error : *
> You need to read GIT-INFO if you get and build directly off git.
> *2. Attempting to build curl-7.37.0-20140502*
>> C:\curl-7.37.0-20140502>make borland
>> MAKE Version 5.2 Copyright (c) 1987, 2000 Borland
>> cd lib
>> make -f Makefile.b32
>> MAKE Version 5.2 Copyright (c) 1987, 2000 Borland
>> The directory is not empty.
>> A subdirectory or file .\BCC_objs already exists.
>> *Fatal: 'vtls/openssl.obj' does not exist - don't know how to make it*
> Clearly the lib/Makefile.b32 file is not up-to-date. Apparently not very
> many people build curl with Borland so you may need to polish the build
> files a little before things work as intended.
> Does it help if you just make OBJDIR be . or optionally create subdir
> called "BCC_objs" before you build?
> C:\curl-7.37.0-20140502\lib\vtls>bcc32.exe openssl.c
> That's not expected to work. A) We don't build in that directory and B)
> you don't provide the necessary include paths.
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Received on 2014-05-06