Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#1532 closed Patch

socket.cpp and win2000 compatibility problem

Reported by: paolozambotti Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc: paolozambotti, Tim Kosse
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I've seen the workaround you placed on top of socket.cpp ( MinGW needs this for getaddrinfo) in order to have filezilla compiling under mingw. Unfortunately this is only an half workaround, I mean, in this way the program compiles perfectly but it doesn't work under win2000; defining _WIN32_WINNT
as 0x501 means WinXP. On win2000 WS2_32.dll doesn't include function getaddrinfo and freeaddrinfo so, when you try to run filezilla you only got en error window telling you that getaddrinfo is not available in WS2_32.dll.
Here is a patch (based on rev. 2434) that adds an include file (wspiapi.h) that redefines the functions that are unavailable under win2000.


Attachments (1)

filezilla_2530.patch (28.6 KB ) - added by paolozambotti 12 years ago.
Win2000 compatibility patch from rev 2530

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Change History (5)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 12 years ago

Personally I don't mind dropping Windows 2000 support.

I cannot include that file, it is not GPL-compatible. You need to forget about this file.

You need to write a patch using only the publicly available API documentation that loads getaddrinfo dynamically using wxDynamicLibrary.

comment:2 by sf-robot, 12 years ago

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by paolozambotti, 12 years ago

Attachment: filezilla_2530.patch added

Win2000 compatibility patch from rev 2530

comment:3 by paolozambotti, 12 years ago

My coding ability and my spare time are not enough to write my own patch from scratch so I take some time to look around for some GPLed files. I found them in the gnulib package and, with few modifications (mainly defines, include and related config stuff) I was able to fit them in Filezilla code. I'm not totally sure my modifications will work in every situation but I tested them on Win2k and WinXP (with and without IPv6), they compile and Filezilla works fine. I attach the patch based on revision 2530.
File Added: filezilla_2530.patch

comment:4 by Tim Kosse, 12 years ago

Please try the upcoming 2008-08-04 build from

To keep things simple I've written some tiny loader and a bit of fallback code. Both wspiapi and your second patch were way too large, adding lots of useless code. My version is less than 180 new source lines.

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