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Re: Linux or DOS javac?

On Mon, 19 May 2003, Robert Mark Bram wrote:

> Howdy All!
> I have found out that when I compile java code in cygwin, I have to make
> sure that my classpath and file names are in DOS format. For example;
> CLASSPATH=".;C:\temp" javac "C:\temp\"
> I believe this is required because the javac that is being used is a
> DOS/Windows javac and the file paths are translated.
> My problem is that I am trying to install the Janos nodeos which has a large
> set of build scripts that require Linux like paths, not DOS. My reason for
> saying this is because I am getting error messages like this:
> error: cannot read:
> /cygdrive/c/java/jnodeos-20020317/src/nodeos/Address.Java
> I take this to mean that the script is building Linux paths which are not
> understood by the DOS javac.
> If I have assumed correctly so far, can I download a Linux/Unix javac and
> will it use the Linux paths ok?
> I have examined some of the build scripts - it is not easy to change how
> they deal with paths because they do a lot sed operations (for example) and
> heaps of variable substitutions as part of their sanity checks.
> Any help would be appreciated!
> Rob
> :)
> :->
> :-}


FYI, Jikes (<>) compiles mostly
OOTB on Cygwin, IIRC, and will use POSIX paths.  I've been meaning to
offer it as a package for a long time now, but could never find enough
time.  Maybe after my defense...  *sigh*
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