[MinGW-dvlpr] Problems with cross compiler w32api/lib/Makefile.in

Keith Marshall keithmarshall@users.sourceforge.net
Tue Sep 12 22:56:00 GMT 2006

On Monday 11 September 2006 5:07 pm, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>I'd appreciate some help here, given that autotools are really not my
> >>strong suit.
> >
> >It used to work.  What changed?
> Corinna was trying to get things working so that a cross-mingw
> environment could be built for Linux.  Looking at the configure code,
> it's obvious that the with_cross_host test is too broad of a test for
> what she was trying to do.

Perhaps Corinna should talk to us.  Both Michael Gerdau and I have been 
successfully building, and running cross-mingw on Linux for quite some 
time, and I know we are not alone.

> Since she isn't going to be around for a while, I'm going to back out
> the problematic part of her code.  I suspect that just changing the
> ifneq (,$with_cross_host)

Well, that is syntactically invalid.  I've already pointed out the typo, 
and Chris Sutcliffe has corrected it.

> to something which specifically tests for mingw is probably the right
> solution, but I'll work with Corinna on that when she gets back.

I won't claim to be an autoconf expert, but I have been using it 
extensively for between two and three years now, so I'd like to think I 
have attained a fair level of competence.  I've also been looking at the 
autoconfigury for both w32api and mingw-runtime.  It is a mess, and I've 
already started to clean it up.  I do not understand some of the things 
Corinna did, and would welcome an opportunity to discuss them with her.  
Please ask her to contact me on her return.

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