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[OT] RE: Can't get binutils to build on Cygwin
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <malanda at freeuk dot com>, <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 18:28:10 +0100
- Subject: [OT] RE: Can't get binutils to build on Cygwin
On 03 August 2006 13:36, email@example.com wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote:
>> [ ...snip... ]
>> Isn't the underlying problem that the input /should not have/ CR/LF line
>> ends at all in the first place?
>> Given that binutils source files don't come with CRLF line endings, the
>> real solution could well be:-
>> "Use cygwin tar to unpack the binutils tarball, because using winzip
>> mangles the line ends."
>> Malanda? Did you use any kind of GUI tool to unpack the tarball? Or did
>> you unpack it on a textmode mountpoint?
> Yes, I'm afraid winzip did the damage. Using Cygwin tar fixes it. Lesson
:) Did it myself a few times when I first started using cygwin! There /is/
an option in winzip that tells it not to convert line-ends, or there are
text-mode mountpoints or d2u to convert them all for you, but that's not the
only issue with using winzip; it doesn't know how to properly set perms or
unpack symlinks, for example. So stick with the command line tar and you
should avoid all these issues.
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