Unable to build GDB on Windows

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Mon Sep 28 15:21:17 GMT 2020

> Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:15:23 -0700
> From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker@adacore.com>
> > Btw, looking at Gnulib's getrandom.c, my conclusion is that a GDB
> > built on Windows 7 and later will be unable to run on older versions
> > of Windows, because it will have a static dependency on bcrypt.dll and
> > the BCryptGenRandom function from that DLL.  IOW, such a GDB will
> > refuse to run on older Windows systems.
> I think that's fine. IMO, the general spirit should be that people
> interested in building a GDB that works on multiple versions of
> an OS should build it on the oldest version they want to support.
> I don't think we want to commit to anything stronger than that.

Maybe just say that in some README?

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