building from cygwin source

John Wiersba
Tue Mar 28 14:27:00 GMT 2000

I just did a fresh reinstall of cygwin (full.exe) + 3/16 snapshot
(cygwin-inst-20000316) + gcc 2.95.2 (cygb20 + dev-ss + binutils).  Then I
unpacked user-src + dev-src + cygwin-src-20000316.  Then I started a
configure of the cygwin source tree:

cd /usr/src/TARGET-OBJ
/usr/src/src/configure --prefix=/usr/src/TARGET-INSTALL -v 2>&1 |
                    tee -a /usr/src/configure.log

However, I get the following errors from configure:

Configuring for a i686-pc-cygwin host.
*** This configuration is not supported in the following subdirectories:
     send-pr texinfo
    (Any other directories should still work fine.)

<blah blah blah for ~250 lines)

*** BFD does not support target i686-pc-cygwin.
*** Look in bfd/config.bfd for supported targets.
Configure in /opt/cygwin-build/TARGET-OBJ/opcodes failed, exiting.

This doesn't look good.  What could I be doing wrong?

-- John

P.S. I did straight "tar xvf" to install the snapshot, gcc, and source
trees.  I didn't move anything around to different directories.  Therefore,
I have i586-cygwin32/ and i686-pc-cygwin/ subdirectories under

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