building binutils under cygwin on win98
Mon Jun 19 17:11:00 GMT 2000
Binutils does not want to build under cygwin on win98.
Binutils version is 2.9.1. I untar the binutils package,
then the cygwin bash shell, and cd to the root of binutils.
I then type:
It works for a long time checking the configuration, but I
get a lot of errors like:
sed: file conftestsed line 1: Unknown option to 's'
sed: file conftest.hdr line 1: Unknown option to 's'
sed: file conftest.s1 line 1: Extra characters after command
sed: file conftest.frag line 1: Unknown option to 's'
sed: file conftest.defs line 1: Unknown option to 's'
The above errors appear multiple times throughout the output
of ./configure (except the last error which only appears once).
There is, of course, much more output from ./configure but these
are the only discernable error messages. The make command fails
after configure stops with the following error:
Makefile:133: *** commands commence before first target. Stop.
This appears to be a problem with configure's ability to create
files under cygwin on win98.
Note that I did try this both with and without CYGWIN set to "tty"
Someone told me that might help, but it did not change anything.
Thanks for your help and let me know if I can provide any more
information, output, version numbers, etc... I did look for an
FAQ first by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, but the
FAQ that is returned is empty.
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