Difference Between Binutils Packages

Marco Atzeri marco.atzeri@gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 06:27:12 GMT 2020

Am 17.03.2020 um 04:04 schrieb Mortimer Hemmit via Cygwin:
> Hello Cygwin Mailing List,

Hi Mortimer

> I am trying to obtain the ld tool for Cygwin. I found out that it is
> included in the Binutils package. However, when I look for that
> package in the list during setup, I see 4 versions:

this package is what you are looking for.
It is for compiling on cygwin for cygwin enviroment

> binutils

these are all cross-compiler tools

> cygwin32-binutils
> djgpp-binutils
> mingw64-i686-binutils
> mingw64-x86_64-binutils
> What is the difference between these versions, and which one should I
> choose? I am using a Windows 10 64-bit computer. If you have any
> questions, please let me know.
> Thank you very much for your time and help,
> Mortimer
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