I spent a week trying different configurations to solve this issue, the two main docker platforms I list below:
- Windows 10 running linux docker container
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running linux docker container
The final result on both platforms were consistent:
- libwebsockets.h not found error
- Mosquitto build fails
- Not enough space available on the container
Workarounds (note: this works on a failed container):
- Increase the default docker container size allocated by the docker daemon form 20Gb to 40Gb. I found the final build is 20.7Gb total and takes about 7 hours on Windows and 4 hours on Ubuntu...Give or take. This is done by modifying the docker
docker attach <container ID> (note: CTRL-p CTRL-Q to SIGKILL)
Attachto the docker container and
use VIM to modify the .configfile and:
a. Search for all instances of the keyword "mosquitto" and comment them out from the build configuration. If you need mosquitto, you'll have to find another way around the issue.
note: I recommend addding the
"is not used"value after commenting out the line
- Either run
make menuconfigto add libwebsockets library and the libwesockets examples to the build configuration. Or while you're modifying the .config file, do a search using
VIMfor libwebsockets and add the library and examples to the build.
note: I built libwebsockets library by [using an
*in menuconfig or
=yin .config they are accomplishing the same thing] and set the libwebsockets examples [
Min menuconfig or
make -j1 V=s
make [options]inside of the
attachedcontainer. Docker automatically creates several intermediate containers when necessary and I found that using a Dockerfile can be problematic for Cross-Compile build process.
Optional Build: use my Dockerfile
This workaround definitely builds on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 but it's not for the faint of heart!