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Re: [PATCH 1/3] maint: rename `libltdl/config' directory to standard `bu

From: Charles Wilson
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] maint: rename `libltdl/config' directory to standard `build-aux'.
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:15:50 -0400
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On 11/1/2011 10:57 AM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:

> Is `ln -s' portable to e.g., MinGW?  Or is the bootstrapping process
> not meant to work there anyway, so we can just not care?

No, bootstrapping is supposed to work (and, until quite recently, did
work) under MinGW/MSYS.  Current breakage is related to lack of a 'git'
implementation with stock MinGW/MSYS installations -- and now 'git' is
required to bootstrap thanks to git-format-ChangeLog and other git-isms

In the past I could create a git checkout using cygwin-git, and then
switch to MinGW/MSYS and do a full bootstrap; but (again, IIUC) that is
not possible any longer. (I didn't typically do it this way, BTW; I
usually bootstrapped under cygwin, and later copied the 'make dist'
tarball to MinGW and just "built" it there.)

(There is the "msys-git" distribution, used by the mingw64 folks -- but
it is really a sortof mingw32 git with msys bits added, plus a custom
forked version of the msys dll and other tools...)

I'm (slowly) working on adding a "true" msys git implementation to the
MinGW/MSYS distribution...


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