Windows Build Instructions


#1

I was wondering, are there any instructions for building on Windows now? With the addition of FUSE for Windows from WinFsp and mingw-w64, the original way of compiling rclone (go install) is now a bit more complicated. I’ve tried to hack it together based off the .appveyor.yml file, but I’m still at a loss on how its all setup. I’ve looked around for a doc or instructions, but haven’t found anything yet. Thanks!


#2

Here’s what I was able to get to build a windows binary. Note the following, however:

  • I’ve never used Go before, and I’m sure I made many silly/rookie mistakes
  • I don’t have the GIT binary installed on my Windows PC
  • I have very little GIT experience
  • the rclone.exe file that was created was 25MB vs the download exe of 14MB file

If you’re still reading this…

  • download/install the Go compiler from:
    https://golang.org/doc/install?download=go1.9.2.windows-amd64.msi

  • create a GoLang directory/folder and the subdirs/folders bin, pkg, and src in the GoLang dir/folder:
    + golang
    | + bin
    | + pkg
    | + src

  • download the rclone source from
    https://github.com/ncw/rclone/archive/v1.38.zip

  • unpack this zip into the src subdir/subfolder

  • (Note - the following is probably my biggest assumption/error.)
    Because I think I have all of the 1.38 source, and do not have a git binary, create the new folder:
    GoLang\src\rclone-1.38\vendor\github.com\ncw\rclone

  • move the 25 dirs/folders from rclone-1.38 to this new "vendor\github.com\ncw\rclone" subdir
    amazonclouddrive
    azureblob
    b2
    box
    cmd
    crypt
    dircache
    drive
    dropbox
    fs
    fstest
    ftp
    googlecloudstorage
    http
    hubic
    local
    oauthutil
    onedrive
    pacer
    qingstor
    rest
    s3
    sftp
    swift
    yandex

  • open a cmd window and switch to it

  • set the GOPATH environment variable to the GoLang directory, such as:
    SET GOPATH="C:\Pg1\Temp\GoLang"

  • switch to the rclone directory:
    cd /d c:\pg1\temp\GoLang\src\rclone1-38

  • build rclone via:
    go build


#3

Note in the bin directory there is the .bat file I use to set the environment up on windows

The best way of getting the rclone source is to install go, and git, set the GOPATH (see that bat file) then type go get -u -v github.com/ncw/rclone

changing into the rclone source directory %GOPATH%/src/github.com/ncw/rclone then running go build or go install will build the binary.

If you want mount too, then you’ll have to make sure you have mingw installed, the winfsp developemnt kit, and build with go build -tags cmount.

Hope that helps!


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