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Re: cygwin and mingw
- From: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna at efn dot org>
- To: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 22:05:16 -0800
- Subject: Re: cygwin and mingw
- Organization: bs"d
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- Reply-to: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 08:40:07AM +0800, Carlo Florendo wrote:
> 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 (http://www.mingw.org) and install the following Mingw32
> - 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)?
FWIW, I recently tried this with perl (building a native-win32 perl
using -mno-cygwin instead of the supported MinGW, Borland C or VC).
The two issues I ran into were:
The makefile provided only worked with dmake, and I only had a
non-cygwin version of dmake. dmake calling cygwin's gcc resulted in
different command line quoting/escaping behaviour than when calling
MinGW's gcc. See thread on the cygwin list: "cygwin programs called
from non-cygwin programs mauling \" in args".
Preprocessor output used posix pathnames; this broke perl code
finding the errno constants to build the Errno module. I put in a
cygpath hack, but it would be nice if there were a way to get gcc
-mno-cygwin to use windows pathnames.