Generating Linux Compatible binaries
Fri Dec 3 17:02:13 GMT 2021
On 12/3/2021 11:50 AM, Goswami-EXT, Himanshu wrote:
> I want to generate the Linux compatible binaries on Windows System.
> Cygwin is a cross compiler which offers POSIX environment.
> But I could not find any Unix libraries to generate the Linux compatible binaries.
> Could you please advice any steps that I can follow?
> Thanks in Advance.
Cygwin doesn't work that way. It uses a custom built library that translates
POSIX system calls to similar Windows systems calls. There are a few places,
such as file permissions, where differences will peek through. Anyway, since
it does not run Linux compatiable libraries, it is not designed to build them.
The only solution I can recommend is to use a virtual machine, such as the Windows
Subsystem for Linux (WSL), Oracle Virtual Box, or VMWare.
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