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Re: Adapting changes for MSYS2?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Adapting changes for MSYS2?
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:41:44 -0800
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On 11/11/19 12:51 PM, Bruno Haible wrote:

But 'ar-lib' and 'compile' originate in the Automake repository and are only
mirrored in Gnulib. (See config/srclist.txt.)

Yes, I noticed that after patching those two. I propagated the patch into Automake to fix that.

'config.rpath' is derived from libtool.m4. It does not make sense to
add stuff to config.rpath before adding it to libtool.m4.

In that case let's revert the change to config.rpath, as you suggested, until the patch is done properly.

MSYS2 is a new project, that is "based on modern Cygwin" [1] / "builds on the
Cygwin project" [2]. The first impressions I got are:
   * There is a GPL violation: The homepage
     has, for the runtime, a link to
     but this is wrong! The real sources of the runtime are likely under !

This should get fixed, obviously. I don't know who's in charge of MSYS2 to fix 

* The patch to config.guess is not needed.

Yes. I didn't install that one.

* The patch to 'ar-lib' and 'compile' are NOT needed for supporting msys2
   with the GCC compiler. Their ONLY effect is to support compiling with the
   MSVC compiler in an msys2 development environment.

They're still a win for that environment though, no? So I suppose we should leave them in Automake (and Gnulib).

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