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manual:installation:install:building_zabbix_agent_2_on_windows

Building Zabbix agent 2 on Windows

Overview

This section demonstrates how to build Zabbix agent 2 (Windows) from sources.

Installing MinGW Compiler

1. Download MinGW-w64 with SJLJ (set jump/long jump) Exception Handling and Windows threads (for example x86_64-8.1.0-release-win32-sjlj-rt_v6-rev0.7z)
2. Extract and move to c:\mingw
3. Setup environmental variable

@echo off
set PATH=%PATH%;c:\bin\mingw\bin
cmd

When compiling use Windows prompt instead of MSYS terminal provided by MinGW

Compiling PCRE development libraries

The following instructions will compile and install 64-bit PCRE libraries in c:\dev\pcre and 32-bit libraries in c:\dev\pcre32:

1. Download PCRE library version 8.XX from pcre.org (ftp://ftp.pcre.org/pub/pcre/) and extract
2. Open cmd and navigate to the extracted sources

Build 64bit PCRE

1. Delete old configuration/cache if exists:

del CMakeCache.txt
rmdir /q /s CMakeFiles

2. Run cmake (CMake can be installed from https://cmake.org/download/):

cmake -G "MinGW Makefiles" -DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=gcc -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS="-O2 -g" -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-O2 -g" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=c:\dev\pcre

3. Next, run:

mingw32-make clean
mingw32-make install
Build 32bit PCRE

1. Run:

mingw32-make clean

2. Delete CMakeCache.txt:

del CMakeCache.txt
rmdir /q /s CMakeFiles

3. Run cmake:

cmake -G "MinGW Makefiles" -DCMAKE_C_COMPILER=gcc -DCMAKE_C_FLAGS="-m32 -O2 -g" -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-m32 -O2 -g" -DCMAKE_EXE_LINKER_FLAGS="-Wl,-mi386pe" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=c:\dev\pcre32

4. Next, run:

mingw32-make install

Installing OpenSSL development libraries

1. Donwload 32 and 64 bit builds from https://bintray.com/vszakats/generic/openssl/1.1.1d
2. Extract files into c:\dev\openssl32 and c:\dev\openssl directories accordingly.
3. After that remove extracted *.dll.a (dll call wrapper libraries) as MinGW prioritizes them before static libraries.

Compiling Zabbix agent 2

32 bit

Open MinGW environment (Windows command prompt) and navigate to build/mingw directory in the Zabbix source tree.

Run:

mingw32-make clean
mingw32-make ARCH=x86 PCRE=c:\dev\pcre32 OPENSSL=c:\dev\openssl32
64 bit

Open MinGW environment (Windows command prompt) and navigate to build/mingw directory in the Zabbix source tree.

Run:

mingw32-make clean
mingw32-make PCRE=c:\dev\pcre OPENSSL=c:\dev\openssl
Both 32- and 64- bit versions can be built on a 64-bit platform, but only a 32-bit version can be built on a 32-bit platform. When working on the 32-bit platform, follow the same steps as for 64-bit version on 64-bit platform.