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Re: cannot cross-compile gawk-3.1.5 with mingw

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: cannot cross-compile gawk-3.1.5 with mingw
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:05:14 +0200

> From: Mike Frysinger <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 19:16:03 -0500
> Cc: address@hidden
> On Wednesday 15 November 2006 23:37, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > you are NOT supposed to run the configure script.
> i'm not trying to build in a windows environment so the configure script
> should execute just fine ... is there a reason this is not handled properly

The reason is that the volunteers who maintain the native Windows port
of Gawk don't want to rely on tools (such as a native port of Bash)
that are not readily available on Windows, but would be required to
run the configure script.  Cross-builds are of course a solution, but
experience shows that most users who wish to build GNU software on
Windows don't use cross-development environment.

> detecting build == linux (or any sane env) && target == mingw32 is
> trivial to do in a configure script

If you submit a patch that does that, I'm sure it will be accepted
(provided that it is either very short or you sign legal papers to
assign the copyright to the FSF, the organization that runs the GNU


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