Linux->Cygwin cross compiler?

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)
Wed Jan 24 07:56:00 GMT 2001

At 02:16 AM 1/25/2001, David McNab wrote:
>Does anyone know where I can find a cross-compiler to run on Linux (pref
>Mandrake) which will generate EXEs, DLLs etc for CYGWIN?
>I humbly have to admit that I lack the experience to feel confident in
>compiling the Cygwin gcc/ld on Linux. I could probably do it over time, but
>I'd rather avoid it if it's already been done. A compiler is not a small
>piece of software.
>Another issue that intimidates me is the fact that a Linux->CYGWIN gcc would
>need a largely different set of header files, libraries etc to the set used
>by native Linux gcc. If feels like there'd be more to it than just changing
>a few trivial makefile constants and #defines to keep the CYGWIN-targeted
>headers and libraries from clashing with the native Linux ones.
>Would I get away with Linux's 'make', or would I need to port cygwin's make?
>Any leads or advice would be deeply appreciated.
>Especially if someone could offer a URL where I could download an existing
>Please reply to

I haven't heard of anyone uploading this toolset, although maybe it 
exists somewhere and you're query will bring it to light.  There is 
information in the mail archives about building cross-compilers and 
there is also a crossgcc mail list at that you 
can look at.


Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.            
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