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bug#14603: 24.3.50; Error while bootstrapping Emacs on Windows


From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#14603: 24.3.50; Error while bootstrapping Emacs on Windows
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:02:48 +0400
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20130509 Thunderbird/17.0.6

On 13.06.2013 17:44, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:23:28 +0400
From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
CC: address@hidden

How (with what command line) did you invoke the configure script?

No arguments, just ./configure

That will never work.  You need to follow the instructions in
nt/INSTALL.MSYS.  The correct invocation is

     ./nt/msysconfig.sh --prefix=PREFIX ...

So it is. Sorry!

I went through the same mistake the first time I built Emacs with MSYS, went to the instruction, got it right.

But now, after a few successful builds this way, and after switching from Windows to GNU/Linux and back a few times (I use systems of both kinds), on the one hand, I felt confident that I knew how to do it, on the other hand, the last few times I built Emacs were on Linux, so I completely forgot about "msysconfig.sh".

Like Glenn said, it would be great if ./configure aborted when the environment is MSYS (would it be too hard to detect that?), or delegated transparently to ./nt/msysconfig.sh.





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