RE: Hypermail & WIN32

From: Crispen, Bob <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 07:53:10 -0500
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Daniel Stenberg[] sez:

> Actually, you _can_ run configure scripts with cygwin in Windows. It has a
> bash shell and everything.

Yup. Configure works fine. Of course, as I discovered this weekend, if you don't happen to have a needed header file and your configure script doesn't happen to check whether you've got it, you probably aren't going to be able to compile everything ;-)

But I regularly use configure, and have always get better results faster than from hacking the makefile by hand.

> The main drawback is that cygwin has its own DLL
> you have to carry around to be able to run the binary you built with
> cygwin.
> The main benefit is that builds unix software very good, often with almost
> no fiddling.

Mingw32 (and the egcs codebase) are now rolled in to cygwin32. "gcc -mno-cygwin" will (try to) compile and link independently of cygwin.dll. I don't recall anything in hypermail that would require cygwin.dll.

Remember, the only aggravation from having to have that dll is when you distribute binaries.

Bob Crispen Received on Mon 11 Oct 1999 02:53:15 PM GMT

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