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Re: Building Cygwin from CVS

On Jan 18 18:28, Cliff Hones wrote:
> It's rather a long time since I tried building my own cygwin from CVS.  With
> the new release out, I thought I'd give it a try, as I imagine HEAD is very
> close to 1.5.19-2.  I followed the instructions in the FAQ:
> A few comments:
>   . It would be useful to mention in the FAQ which packages need to be installed
>     to perform the build.  I expect everyone will realise make, gcc, binutils etc.
>     are required, but I found I needed cocom (for shilka) which I'd not come across
>     before, and dejagnu in order to run the tests.
>   . The FAQ info describing how to run the tests is wrong.  It worked for
>     me when I ran "make check" in the i686-pc-cygwin/winsup subdirectory of
>     my build directory.
>   . When I ran the tests, I got five unexpected failures (devdsp,
>     msgtest, pthread-cancel1, semtest and shmtest).  Is this to
>     be expected :-).
> Could I suggest the FAQ is updated?

Do you want to write a few words yourself and send an appropriate docs
patch to the cygwin-patches list?  You know,


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