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Re: [RFC] Simplify MinGW canadian crosses
[Also dropped the lists cygwin-patches and mingw-patches here]
On Aug 29 11:44, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 05:35:40PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Sorry, but that's not the deal. Using my patches, you can install a
> > standard source tree, including gcc, gdb, binutils, [...], and last but
> > not least the winsup directory on, say, a Linux machine, and then build
> > a complete three stage canadian cross on *Linux*, which generates a
> > i686-pc-mingw32-x-arm-elf toolchain. You don't have to install the MinGW
> > libraries and header files somewhere on the Linux machine and tweak the
> > build process to find them. Everything comes out of the same source
> > tree. From my point of view this simplifies stuff, it doesn't make it
> > more complicated.
> Are your changes affecting the i686-pc-mingw32 targeted compiler built
> in the middle? Your description suggested that it affected the build
> process of the final canadian cross compiler. If you're changing that
> second one, then none of my objections are relevant.
> I guess what I'm asking is: why doesn't "make install" when you've
> built the i686-pc-mingw32 compiler install everything you need to use
> that compiler to build i686-pc-mingw32 hosted applications?
It does. I don't quite understand your objections. You seem to
imply that my patches try to do something mysterious, but they don't.
You build a standard canadian, three staged, as usual:
None of my patches is actually complicated or adds any new feature.
They only fix bugs which hinder to build canadian crosses the right
Cygwin Project Co-Leader