MinGW libstdc++.a [WAS: Re: Has sys/stat.h changed]

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Tue Feb 20 13:43:00 GMT 2001

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 11:01:53AM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>
> >> >> 4) Is anyone going to checkin a libstdc++.a into winsup/mingw so that I
> >> >>    can add this to the distribution?
> >> >
> >> >I'm not ready for a new release of these.  Please leave the existing
> >> >distribution.
> >>
> >> But we don't have anything now and people are reporting that Mumit's (old?)
> >> distribution works ok.  Couldn't we just use that for the time being just
> >> to quiet the mailing list?
> >>
> >
> >A separate package would be best to distribute this.  It could be named
> >mingw-libstdc++.tar.gz.  The question I have is how to distribute the
> >source for just the library, it's already distributed with gcc source,
> >correct?  So a README saying which package the source can be found would
> >suffice, correct?
> Do we really need a special package for one file, with all of the attendant
> problems that would result?  Why can't it just be part of the mingw package
> itself?

It would be easier for the gcc package itself to do that.  The gcc
package already distributes the _G_config.h file in a mingw specific
directory under /usr/include/mingw32.  The gcc package could also be
instructed to build and distribute the /usr/lib/mingw/libstdc++.a file.


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