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Re: Compiling Sendmail With Cygwin?
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: Compiling Sendmail With Cygwin?
- From: Ross Smith <ross dot s at ihug dot co dot nz>
- Date: Sat, 30 Oct 1999 06:11:09 +1300
- Organization: The Internet Group
- References: <email@example.com>
Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Cygwin is a wonderful environment to use for porting the typical UNIX code.
> Why not just give it a simple try? You may be surprised at how easy it can be.
> As for sendmail itself I've never built it from source so I can't confirm or
> deny how easy this could be.
> The headache is undoubtedly going to be the never ending "text mode" vs "binary
> mode" processing.
Another major headache I've found with running Unix configure & make
files under Cygwin is file names, specifically "foo" vs "foo.exe" for
executables. A lot of scripts are broken by this one. GCC itself has a
hack to work around this, but utilities like cp, mv, rm, etc don't.
Ross Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> The Internet Group, Auckland, New Zealand
"There are many technical details that make Linux attractive to the
sort of people to whom technical details are attractive." -- Suck
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