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RE: compile linux kernel in cygwin
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2006 16:16:46 +0100
- Subject: RE: compile linux kernel in cygwin
On 19 June 2006 16:00, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 01:37:13PM +0200, Nicolas Boudin wrote:
>>> is it possible to compile linux kernel in cygwin if so where i can find
>>> step by step procedure for that.
>>> Thanks in advance Hulge
>> Yes, it is possible. The procedure is not different than the normal
>> one. I am successfully compiling it with an ARM cross-compiler without
>> any problem.
> There is at least one gotcha in cross-compiling under cygwin, though.
> One directory has files (is it iptables?) which differ only by case so
> if you select iptables, things will not build properly.
Yes, and some kernel versions generate *.S files from *.s files as well and
expect to be able to distinguish them. So the first rule of building linux
kernels under cygwin is to always use a managed mountpoint.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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