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cygwin and mingw


...Taking my chances of receving a reply on cygwin-talk...

These inquiries are more of a curiosity rather than any problem regarding a specific issue:

1. I've downloaded the source of cdrtools and they compiled under cygwin very nicely :) Additionally, the distribution contains the build instructions for mingw. The readme for building in mingw states:

- Download ( and install the following Mingw32 packages:
- Set PATH environment variable using command:
set path=c:\msys\1.0\bin;c:\mingw\bin;%path%
- enter 'make' command in top level directory of the unpacked project

I'd like to be able to build the cdrtools under mingw. Is it possible for me to just change all references to "gcc" to "gcc -mno-cygwin" and run make (assuming, of course that both the native cygwin and native mingw libraries exist)?

2. Is there a one-to-one correspondence between the mingw runtime libraries (cygwin version) and the cygwin-native libraries? If not, what runtime libraries are in mingw (cygwin version) that are not in the cygwin-native libraries and vice versa?

3. What difference would there be between:

a) having the rest of cygwin except the mingw libraries plus the (native) mingw


b) having the rest of cygwin including its mingw libraries minus the (native) mingw

Thank you all for your patience.

Best Regards,


Carlo Florendo
Astra Philippines Inc.

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