Fixing build bustage under VC++

Mo DeJong
Thu Feb 21 00:08:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002 21:32:12 -0800
Ian Roxborough <> wrote:


> > -AC_OUTPUT(Makefile tcl.hpj)
> > +AC_OUTPUT(Makefile tcl.hpj ../unix/
> > 
> > My question is, why would the tcl/win configure script need to generate
> > a in the ../unix directory?


> This is because some apps need a pure cygwin/UNIX version of Tcl
> to work correctly.  It was kind of pain to learn that since I'd
> already done the upgrade in and found a dejagnu
> and friends wouldn't work....

What does that have to do with the win/ subdir and the VC++ build?
I was under the impression that the tcl/cygwin directory was where
this "pure Cygwin" layer was going to live. I took a peek and
it appears there is a file in there too, so why would you
want to also create one in the ../unix directory? I think it is just plain
wrong to create a ../unix/ file from the win subdirectory.
For one thing, the @VAR@ variable names are not always the same.
Also, it breaks the macros that load There must be some
other way to solve the problem, it is just that I don't understand what
the problem was.


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