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Re: Minimum Install for Executable Distrubution

Charles Krug wrote:
> Cygwinners:
> We've built the gcc/as/ld toolset as a cross compiler to the Altavec
> PowerPC.  We've been using it internally for a couple of weeks.
> Those of us with full developer Cygwin installations can run the
> program with no problems.
> We'd like to be able to distribute a minimal package to everyone here
> who needs the cross compile capability.
> Our first attempts seem to get confused about the correct paths to the
> executables.
> This is our first venture into distributing executables to people who
> haven't downloaded the entire package.  What do we need to do to give
> people in the package?
> My thought based on the symptoms I've seen is that the gcc tools,
> being UNIX-centric will require at least a minimal official Cygwin
> setup, otherwise it won't grok the mount points.
> A coworker believes, "There MUST be a way to build it so that that's
> not necessary,"

You could attempt to build a MinGW-hosted Altavec-cross toolchain.

> To which I reply, "Perhaps, but would it be worth the trouble?"

Quite possibly not.

> I BELIEVE the correct course of action would be to do a default Cygwin
> install and then distribute our cross development toolset.  Would
> there be any problems doing it that way?  Most important (to me), is
> there a Cygwin tool for assembling the correct packages?, follow "Contributing - Cygwin Packages" for info on package


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