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TrueCrypt 6.3a - Compilation Errors

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Low Level, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Low Level

    Low Level Flightless Bird

    Hi

    I'm having difficulties compiling TrueCrypt 6.3a,
    possibly because I'm not quite sure as to how to
    set up all extra libraries/tools.


    1. The PC's specs I was using to compile were:

    - Pentium 4 w/2gb RAM

    - WinXP Pro w/s.p.2

    - MS Visual C++ 2008 Pro

    - RSA Security Inc. PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface 2.20

    - NASM 2.07 (Win32) installed


    2. The things I wasn't sure about were:

    - For MS Visual C++ 2008 Pro:
    + was s.p.1 really necessary, or could I've
    done without? It's just that, as I recall,
    when I tried to run an update with that s.p.1
    thing, it took well over an hour to complete,
    and as far as I knew all it did was to add in
    some Silverlight functions. Obvioulsy I'd
    rather skip this 1 hour wait, if that s.p.1
    is not absolutely necessary.

    - For NASM 2.07:
    + I added NASM to the External Tools menu command
    of the MS Visual C++ 2008 Pro IDE, and it did
    appear, after that as yet another menu command,
    however upon compilation there were several error
    messages claiming that NASM was not available,
    even though its path seemed to be correct.



    - For MS Visual C++ 1.52:
    + wasn't this an Win 3.1 compiler?
    + what is it good for anyways, if TrueCrypt is
    to be compiled with a .NET compiler in the
    first place?

    - For Gzip compressor:
    + is there a utility or DLL to install/register?
    + how would any of the compilers (if any) recognize
    or make use of that Gzip thing?

    - For PKCS #11 2.20:
    + what folder was I supposed to put it in?
    + I did declare an environment variable of type 'System'
    for 'PKCS11_INC' with the path pointing to the contents
    of one of the ZIP file: there were a bunch of '.h' files.

    - For Windows SDK for Windows 7:
    + what if I was to use TrueCrypt only on WinXP?
    neither Vista, nor Win7, at all?

    - For Windows Driver Kit 7.0.0:
    + would this have been the replacement / only driver SDK available
    for all Win versions from now on? In other words, what if I want
    to use TrueCrypt on a Win98 machine - do I still have to compile
    it on an NT based system?


    Any ideas on how to get TC to compile?
    Thanks in advance
    LL
     
  2. Keith

    Keith Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:07:49 -0700 (PDT), Low Level
    <low.level.beginner.programmer@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I'm having difficulties compiling TrueCrypt 6.3a,
    > possibly because I'm not quite sure as to how to
    > set up all extra libraries/tools.
    >
    >
    > 1. The PC's specs I was using to compile were:
    >
    > - Pentium 4 w/2gb RAM
    >
    > - WinXP Pro w/s.p.2
    >
    > - MS Visual C++ 2008 Pro
    >
    > - RSA Security Inc. PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface 2.20
    >
    > - NASM 2.07 (Win32) installed
    >
    >
    > 2. The things I wasn't sure about were:
    >
    > - For MS Visual C++ 2008 Pro:
    > + was s.p.1 really necessary, or could I've
    > done without? It's just that, as I recall,
    > when I tried to run an update with that s.p.1
    > thing, it took well over an hour to complete,
    > and as far as I knew all it did was to add in
    > some Silverlight functions. Obvioulsy I'd
    > rather skip this 1 hour wait, if that s.p.1
    > is not absolutely necessary.
    >
    > - For NASM 2.07:
    > + I added NASM to the External Tools menu command
    > of the MS Visual C++ 2008 Pro IDE, and it did
    > appear, after that as yet another menu command,
    > however upon compilation there were several error
    > messages claiming that NASM was not available,
    > even though its path seemed to be correct.
    >
    >
    >
    > - For MS Visual C++ 1.52:
    > + wasn't this an Win 3.1 compiler?
    > + what is it good for anyways, if TrueCrypt is
    > to be compiled with a .NET compiler in the
    > first place?
    >
    > - For Gzip compressor:
    > + is there a utility or DLL to install/register?
    > + how would any of the compilers (if any) recognize
    > or make use of that Gzip thing?
    >
    > - For PKCS #11 2.20:
    > + what folder was I supposed to put it in?
    > + I did declare an environment variable of type 'System'
    > for 'PKCS11_INC' with the path pointing to the contents
    > of one of the ZIP file: there were a bunch of '.h' files.
    >
    > - For Windows SDK for Windows 7:
    > + what if I was to use TrueCrypt only on WinXP?
    > neither Vista, nor Win7, at all?
    >
    > - For Windows Driver Kit 7.0.0:
    > + would this have been the replacement / only driver SDK available
    > for all Win versions from now on? In other words, what if I want
    > to use TrueCrypt on a Win98 machine - do I still have to compile
    > it on an NT based system?
    >
    >
    > Any ideas on how to get TC to compile?
    > Thanks in advance
    > LL


    You would probably be better off asking the question in a TC forum or
    programmers forum then here in a Win XP general forum.
    --
    Best Regards, Keith
    http://home.comcast.net/~kilowattradio/
    I'm Your Huckle Berry
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfbAFgD2mLo
     
  3. David H. Lipman

    David H. Lipman Flightless Bird

    From: "Low Level" <low.level.beginner.programmer@gmail.com>

    | Hi

    | I'm having difficulties compiling TrueCrypt 6.3a,
    | possibly because I'm not quite sure as to how to
    | set up all extra libraries/tools.


    Google Grouper:

    Please do NOT Multi-Post.
    Please learn to Cross-Post to pertinent, On Topic, news groups instead.

    Since TrueCrypt is OS independent, this is NOT a pertinent, On Topic, news post like the
    other chosen group.


    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
     

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