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

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Tue Feb 20 14:05:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 04:43:13PM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>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.

Ok.  I can do this.  I'd just like to be able to get it from a standard place,
like checked into mingw.  I'd rather not have to try to build it.


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