Minimal Windows 10 SDK
How to Install
First Visual Studio needs to be installed, but not as much as usual. Using powershell:
> Invoke-WebRequest https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vs_buildtools.exe -OutFile vs_buildtools.exe > .\vs_buildtools --add Microsoft.VisualStudio.Component.VC.Tools.x86.x64 --add Microsoft.Component.VC.Runtime.UCRTSDK
This will install the Visual Studio package manager then open up the GUI installer. You can click straight on install. All the necessary components are already selected.
Wait for that to finish then run this installer. Alternatively, see Manually Install Only the Libs.
> Invoke-WebRequest https://github.com/ChrisDenton/minwinsdk/releases/download/0.0.1/minwinsdk.exe -OutFile minwinsdk.exe > .\minwinsdk
If all goes well you should finally be able to install rustup
> Invoke-WebRequest https://static.rust-lang.org/rustup/dist/x86_64-pc-windows-msvc/rustup-init.exe -OutFile rustup-init.exe > .\rustup-init -y --default-host x86_64-pc-windows-msvc
Manually Install Only the Libs
Download Minimal.Windows.SDK.zip and unzip it somewhere nice. You may want to set the
LIB environment variable for your default target.
Using the libs
If you used the installer or manually set the
LIB environment variable then it should "just work" for the default target. If using another target you may need to set the library search path appropriately. You can do this globally in your
cargo configuration file. By default it's located at
%USERPROFILE%\.cargo\config.toml but you might need to create it.
Add this to the config (replacing
path\to\libs with the folder the libs are in):
[target.x86_64-pc-windows-msvc] rustflags = [ "-L", "path\to\libs\x64"] [target.i686-pc-windows-msvc] rustflags = [ "-L", "path\to\libs\x86"] [target.aarch64-pc-windows-msvc] rustflags = [ "-L", "path\to\libs\arm64"] [target.thumbv7a-pc-windows-msvc] rustflags = [ "-L", "path\to\libs\arm"]
- I have not yet tested that all the imports work.
- These libs do not (yet?) include
- I only provide an
x86_64installer. There's no inherent reason for this, it's just that I'm being lazy.
- I wrote this in a very short space of time so this should be considered alpha quality software (if we're being very generous). Honestly it's probably better to just download the zip file and install the libs manually. That way you'll avoid any scary warnings berating you for downloading software from the internet. Which you should never do.
This should become obsolete once Rust has raw-dylibs.