MSYS mode (continue)

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Jul 29 12:49:00 GMT 2013

On Jul 29 08:20, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 7/29/2013 7:19 AM, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM, LRN wrote:
> >>>- make w/ DOS path handling
> >>Yes. Note that the code DOES exist in make, but is disabled when make is
> >>built for Cygwin. One might question whether it was a good idea to
> >>disable support for W32 paths in make that runs on W32 (with a
> >>compatibility layer, but still...) in the first place.
> >>
> >
> >MSYS has never modified the make source and it uses the CYGWIN coding.
> >  The only thing is we do accept windows pathing in the form of
> >C:/SOME/DIR but not C:\SOME\DIR.
> No.
> Here's the patches applied to msys's make-3.81
> make/01-make-3.81-2-cygwin.patch       -- from cygwin's 3.81-2 package
> make/02-make-3.81-dos-path.patch
> make/03-make-3.81-case_preserve.patch
> make/04-make-3.81-msys.patch
> I've archives all the patches I used when I last built the msys apps
> -- it's over 1MB after xz compression.  I'll figure out somewhere to
> put it and post the link later today.
> Here's the file listing -- 151 different patches to 56 different
> products. Some were unofficial, since I never actually published my
> msys-tcl port.

The question is, are they really necessary?  I seriously doubt that you
have to patch inetutils beyond what's required for Cygwin, unless you
want the kitchen sink to work with DOS paths.


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