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Re: Posix utils (was EGCS 1.0.2: weird include paths with gcc -b, specs, etc)
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: Posix utils (was EGCS 1.0.2: weird include paths with gcc -b, specs, etc)
- From: "Alex P. Madarasz, Jr." <madarasz at erols dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 21:51:53 -0400
- Organization: Erols Internet
- References: <199808222201.PAA20143@cygnus.com>
- Reply-to: Alex Madarasz <madarasz at erols dot com>
Stephen L Arnold wrote on 23 Aug 98, 10:51 :
> On 22 Aug 98, Paul Garceau had this to say about Re: EGCS 1.0.2:
> weird include paths with gcc -b, :
> > Mine is an i86/NT4 and has had the Posix utilities added from
> > the MS NT4 Workstation Resource Kit.
> > This set of Posix utilities, if anyone would wish to re-build them,
> > need to be built under NTFS. The pre-built binaries themselves
> > function just fine in a FAT partition.
> Excuse my ignorance, but can these tools be built for win95/98?
> Or is it another one of those NT only things?
NT's "subsystem" model supports the POSIX subsystem as well as the more
familiar Win32, WOW (Win16) and OS/2 (1.x?) subsystems.
MS did as little work as possible to make their implementation of the POSIX
subsystem compliant with POSIX .1, then had the ResKit utils hacked together as
a poor substitute on the road to POSIX .2. They have since teamed with Softway
to create OpenNT / Interix, which is a fleshed-out POSIX subsystem which is
more recognizable to folks desiring something more like a "Unix" subsystem.
Alex P. Madarasz, Jr. -- email@example.com
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