setup.exe - a small feature request

Gary cygwin@garydjones.name
Thu Feb 18 14:56:00 GMT 2010


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 07:44:37AM -0600, Jeremy Bopp wrote:
> Eric Blake wrote:
> > According to Gary on 2/18/2010 3:49 AM:
> >> Is it already possible to somehow save the value of the "Create Shortcut
> >> on Desktop" checkbox?

> > I would also like such a patch.

> Just FYI, a shortcut with the necessary option (--no-shortcuts) added
> can also be used instead of a batch file.

Maybe I could put that shortcut on my desktop instead of the one setup
wants to put there :D

Actually, I decided to have a little look at the code, but fell at the
first hurdle whilst following the instructions in the README, because
./configure complains that -mno-cygwin is not supported (true enough):

configure:3021: checking whether the C++ compiler works
configure:3043: g++ -mno-cygwin  -I /usr/include/ncurses  conftest.cpp  >&5
g++: The -mno-cygwin flag has been removed; use a mingw-targeted cross-compiler\
.

configure:3047: $? = 1
configure:3085: result: no
configure: failed program was:
(etc.)

WTH? Am I supposed to be using some other compiler, such as gcc-3?

(Note: removing the -mno-cygwin option seems to make configure work, but
the knock on effect is probably not desirable.)

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