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Re: Adapting changes for MSYS2?

From: arnold
Subject: Re: Adapting changes for MSYS2?
Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 12:30:41 -0700
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Hi Paul.

Much thanks! I have pulled in the changes to gawk and pushed to git.
I await news from the original reporter (Hi Peter!) as to whether that
does the trick on msys.

W.R.T. your question about config.guess, perhaps Alexey can answer.



Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 11/9/19 10:40 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> > A gawk user recently called my attention to:
> > 
> >
> > 
> >> The patch file there is named gawk-4.2.1-msysize.patch.  The patches mainly
> >> seem to add an "msys*" option in several build scripts just after the
> >> "cygwin*" system identity alternatives.
> > 
> > I have adapted the patches for gawk's test/ and will be
> > pushing shortly.
> > 
> > Can we get the changes for compile, config.guess, config.rpath, and
> > ar-lib integrated directly into GNULIB, so that I can then pull them
> > from upstream?
> I installed most of those changes to Gnulib. The exception is the proposed 
> change to config.guess, which is upstream from Gnulib and is part of GNU 
> config, 
> so I'll CC: this message to address@hidden.
> As far as I can see, the proposed config.guess change has no effect, as the 
> existing config.guess treats MSYS the same on all architectures in an earlier 
> branch of that big 'case' statement. config.guess has done so since this 
> commit 
> in 2014, which specifically caused config.guess to treat MSYS the same on all 
> machines, not just i* machines:
> so I'm puzzled as to why the config.guess change would be needed even if it 
> were 
> effective.

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