MinGW build target

Glenn Burkhardt gbburkhardt@gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 10:51:00 GMT 2016

On 8/29/2016 3:47 AM, Joel Brobecker wrote:

>>> What's the correct build target for MinGW-w64?  I tried using
>>>        --build=x86_64-w64-mingw64
>>> with gdb-7.11.1 and x86_64-6.1.0-release-posix-seh-rt_v5-rev0, and
>>> it's trying to compile ser-unix.c.  That doesn't seem right, and, of
>>> course, MinGW doesn't include <sys/socket.h>.
>> Why do you need an explicit argument?  Doesn't config.guess guess
>> correctly?  If not, maybe your uname needs and update/upgrade?
> To answer the question of "why" - on Windows, the config.guess output is
> not always what you want, as it depends on how you execute that script.
> In our case, we build using a cygwin environment, so config.guess
> returns a cygwin triplet. So, when you actually want to build a MinGW
> debugger, you have to pass the MinGW triplet explicitly.
Correct.  The MinGW-w64 code doesn't include 'uname'.  I'm using Msys2 
as a shell, along with its support programs, which include 'uname'.  On 

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