Question about the snavigator compliation under win98

Wally Kramer
Mon Mar 18 11:12:00 GMT 2002

As far as we can tell, using "dos mode" instead of "unix mode" only affects
the Cygwin as to (respectively) translate CF/LF into LF when accessed by the
Cygwin utilities--or not.  That is, dos mode makes the cygwin implied file
system mounts "textmode" instead of "binarymode".

Doing this should not threaten one's purity, wholesomeness or faith.  But it
does allow source navigator's "configure" to detect the presence of MSVC++,
various header files, library functions, etc.

Theoretically, one could set default options for grep, flex, etc. to
accomplish the same thing, but this is significantly harder than just
setting the filesystem to textmode.  Why *wouldn't* you want to do that?

-----Original Message-----
From: Randall R Schulz []
Sent: Monday, 18 March 2002 09:09
To: Bruce Edson; Wu Fan;
Subject: RE: Question about the snavigator compliation under win98

Bruce, Wu,

Many Cygwin users are going to be unwilling to use "DOS-mode" mounts (I 
know I am).

Perhaps these grep options would help (from the output of "grep --help"):

   -U, --binary              do not strip CR characters at EOL (MSDOS)
   -u, --unix-byte-offsets   report offsets as if CRs were not there (MSDOS)

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 08:20 2002-03-18, Bruce Edson wrote:
>Having just run across a similar problem, what we found was that the 
>install of Cygwin needs to have the default text file type set as 
>'DOS'.  If you left it set to 'UNIX', the grep utility works incorrectly 
>when interpreting eol characters in DOS.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Wu Fan []
>Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 1:46 AM
>Subject: Question about the snavigator compliation under win98
>Dear supporter:
>I am trying to compile the source navigator under win98 platform, according
>to the readme file, would you mail me the
>   rational build instructions.
>Actually, I have tried many times under win98, it is always cann't found my
>VC6, I have this kind of environment:
>During it execute the .../snavigator/source/db/configure
>It will report :
>"Checking for the Microsoft VC++ ..." no
>Any comments is highly appreciated!!
>Wu Fan

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