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RE: [avr-gcc-list] Re: AVR toolset bugs and patches pending

From: Greg Barron
Subject: RE: [avr-gcc-list] Re: AVR toolset bugs and patches pending
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 20:19:06 +1000

> Here is a tip for anyone running WinAVR on XP.  XP using
> NTFS does support symbolic links.  In XP they are called
> 'junctions'.   If you do a 'dir' at the XP command prompt
> they show up as <JUNCTION> rather than <DIR>.
> The program you need for creating junctions can be found here:
> http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/misc.shtml#junction
> My WinAVR directory is actually a Junction that I can point at
> either the 3.3.1 release or the 3.4.x release.  Makes it easy
> to keep multiple compilers on line with out (re)install issues.

Not bad. Another option is to specify the compiler path in your makefile set
up. I've never been a fan of using paths for compiler setup, and have always
exported environment from make when needed. I find this a great way to
ensure consistency and no stuff ups.


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