Generating Linux Compatible binaries

Eliot Moss
Fri Dec 3 21:25:08 GMT 2021

On 12/3/2021 3:56 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Goswami-EXT, Himanshu writes:
>> I want to generate the Linux compatible binaries on Windows System.
> If you are on a recent Windows version your easiest option is probably
> to use WSL and use native compilation on Linux.  second easiest is
> likely to set up a VM to run Linux in (that might actually be easier
> than WSL if you already have some virtualisation environment set up for
> something else, but you said you were on Windows).
>> Cygwin is a cross compiler which offers POSIX environment.
> No, Cygwin is a user-space layer on top of Windows that provides a POSIX
> environment for applications that target Cygwin (i.e. Cygwin
> applications are neither Windows nor Linux applications).
>> But I could not find any Unix libraries to generate the Linux compatible binaries.
>> Could you please advice any steps that I can follow?
> Just like you'd do on any other non-Linux system: set up a
> cross-compilation toolchain and start compiling all dependencies until
> you can finally compile whatever Linux application you wanted orginally.

Following up my previous post and the two others I have seen ...

Cross-compilation is a definite possibility.  However, you can't test
the result directly under Windows or Cygwin.  If you want to test, then
AFAIK a VM (or maybe qemu?) is your only option.

Best wishes - Eliot Moss

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