mingw32-gcc and posix paths

thoni56 thomas@junovagen.se
Wed Aug 29 18:02:00 GMT 2012

JonY-6 wrote
> On 8/29/2012 14:15, thoni56 wrote:
>> thoni56 wrote
>>> I'm in the process of going from gcc3 to gcc4. For one project I need to
>>> build both cygwin and win32 executables so "-mno-cygwin" to
>>> "mingw32-gcc"
>>> was an initial hurdle.
>>> However that is now sorted out, but one thing puzzles me. If the mingw32
>>> is a cygwin cross-compiler why does it not accept paths in the host
>>> format
>>> (meaning cygwin, posix)? To me this seems very natural. Maybe  I'm
>>> biased,
>>> but I see no other tools do that, expecting the command line to have the
>>> format of the *target*.
>>> mingw32-gcc also produces .d files in its native format by the way.
>> I forgot to add that it is really this .d thing that makes it
>> problematic.
>> The makefiles generate separate subdirectories for various targets and
>> also
>> sets CFLAGS, CC, LINK et al. differently to allow different settings (and
>> compilers, was my theory) for the different targets.
>> Since mingw32-gcc and gcc generates .d files in incompatible formats (gcc
>> really doesn't like "c:\..." in its .d files...) and those are included
>> in
>> the make file, even using different make:s does not solve the problem for
>> me.
>> Any ideas?
> Cygwin does not and never has provided a "mingw32-gcc", but it has a
> "i686-pc-mingw32-gcc", it is likely you used those from mingw.org.
> mingw.org provides native toolchains, so it is not Cygwin aware, it
> would explain your path issues.

Ooops. I was misled by a comment to 
this question on Stackoverflow . As it happened I had a very old version of
mingw32-gcc installed and in my PATH. Sorry about that!

"i686-w64-mingw32-gcc" (which it is in my cygwin) works perfectly. Thanks!

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