Newbie Running Scripts

Mumit Khan khan@xraylith.wisc.EDU
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999

"Cash Reuser" <> writes:
> I managed to run the scripts, but there seems to be some setup problems:
> the following execution sequence occurs. I took a look at all of the =
> scripts and could not find the reason.
> _objdir_ bash c:/egcs/egcs-1.1.2/configure --target=3Dpowerpc-motorola =
> --with-multilibs

Please don't use x:/path/ style unless you also specify --srcdir option.
Treat this like Unix, and you'll get much further.

 $ CONFIG_SHELL=bash bash //c/egcs/egcs-1.1.2/configure \
   --target=powerpc-motorola --with-multilibs

The reason bash is getting confused is simple -- it tries to deduce the 
source directory from the argv[0], and getting confused with ':' in the
pathname. Ideally it shouldn't, but it does and until someone fixes it,
it'll remain that way.


ps: And, please don't send the HTML crud along with your messages. Just 
text will do just fine, and it has the side benefit of not annoying people.

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