On Thu, Mar 13, 2008, Scholl, Ben M. wrote:

> Would you please explain how to "properly" install the MingW environment? I started with a fresh installed and updated instance of Windows XP Pro SP2 and installed a the version of MingW and MSYS as specified in the docs. What else was I supposed to do and how was I supposed to configure the environment?

I've just gone through this process here. I've done the following:

Download MinGW-5.1.3.exe from SourceForge.
Donwload MSYS-1.0.10.exe from SourceForge.

Run MingW-5.1.3.exe. Select "download and install" from first Dialog. Select
"current version". When it asks for a list of components select "MinGW base
tools", "g++ compiler" and "MinGW make". It should install successfully.

Run MSYS-1.0.10.exe and when the post install window comes up tell it where
you installed MinGW.

Select menu option MingW->MSYS->msys


tar xvzf /path/to/openssl-fips-1.1.2.tar.gz

cd openssl-fips-1.1.2

../config fips
make install

The reason for the process is that it has to follow the Unix build to the
letter for the 1.1.X FIPS module.

For the (not yet validated) 1.2 Module you can use VC++ for the whole thing.

Dr Stephen N. Henson. Email, S/MIME and PGP keys: see homepage
OpenSSL project core developer and freelance consultant.
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