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Re: Compiling apps to Mingw32 with cygwin
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- To: "Jon Leichter" <jon at symas dot com>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 13:16:05 +1100
- Subject: Re: Compiling apps to Mingw32 with cygwin
- References: <DLEBJKNCNLJEDKMKICHGAEODCBAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Leichter" <email@example.com>
> Thus... returning to the ORIGINAL topic of this thread... I had
> the following to the OP:
> $ env CC=mgcc ./configure --host=i686-pc-mingw32
> My new understanding of switches gives me new perspective. 'build' and
> 'target' will pickup the value of 'host'. In this context, you're
> configure that the host == build == MinGW. I've said before that MinGW
> Cygwin is a loose cross-compile. So, it seems to me that this
> is ok, especially since 'host' binaries CAN successfully run in the
Nope. because an autoconf script for mingw32 'build' may expect cp to be
'copy', sh to be cmd.exe and further stuff that will break or misbehave
$ env CC=mgcc ./configure --host=i686-pc-mingw32 --build=i686-pc-cygwin
> We agreed that as of today that 'build', if not specified, gets the
> 'host'. Even if this were to change, i.e. 'build' gets checked for
> automatically, my solution STILL works. In this case, it would be a
> compile, but it should still work.
See above why it doesn't. mingw != cygwin :}.
> This leads one to draw the following conclusions:
> This whole thread went off on a tangent suggesting that my solution
> wrong. So tell me. If my solution works more often than the "proper"
> how is it wrong?
Well.. I came in the thread late, so I get to say, 'huh, what, waddya
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