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Re: How to compile the cygwin dll's using a functional Cygwin system?

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Keith Christian wrote:

> I'm looking for the instructions (I've searched with Google etc.) about
> how to compile the Cygwin DLL's from source using non-Microsoft
> compilers, e.g. those included with a functional Cygwin system.

Did you try the FAQ?

> Is this possible, or do the DLL's have to be built using either free or
> low cost Microsoft compilers?

You got it backwards.  I don't think you *can* build Cygwin using
Microsoft's compilers, while it certainly builds using Cygwin tools.
It would be interesting to find out where you got the idea that Cygwin
needs a Microsoft compiler to build...
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