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Re: NT mingw/msys build problem

From: Guy Gascoigne - Piggford
Subject: Re: NT mingw/msys build problem
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 11:11:42 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.8 (Windows/20040913)

Well I got everything built and working correctly. In the end I had take msys off my path and use cygwin as the host instead. That and mingw, and emacs build perfectly.

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.


Lennart Borgman wrote:

----- Original Message ----- From: "Guy Gascoigne-Piggford" <address@hidden>
To: "Emacs Devel" <address@hidden>
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 10:28 AM
Subject: NT mingw/msys build problem

: I've been trying to track down a problem that my NT build has when
: building with the latest mingw+msys environment.  Emacs builds and runs,
: but certain autoloads seem to be missing, after much hunting through
: build logs I ended out with this being the cause of the problem:
: Eventually make runs this:
: "./../bin/emacs.exe" -batch --no-init-file --no-site-file --multibyte -l
: autoload \
:     --eval '(setq find-file-hooks nil \
:         find-file-suppress-same-file-warnings t \
:         generated-autoload-file \
:           "c:/dev/emacs-src/emacs/lisp/loaddefs.el")' \
:     -f batch-update-autoloads c:/dev/emacs-src/emacs/lisp calc calendar
: emacs-lisp emulation eshell gnus international language mail mh-e net
: obsolete play progmodes term textmodes toolbar url
: the output of which is:
: Wrote c:/dev/emacs-src/emacs/lisp/c;C:Devmsys.0evacs-srcacslisploaddefs.el
: Loading vc-cvs...
: Wrote c:/dev/emacs-src/emacs/lisp/c;C:Devmsys.0evacs-srcacslisploaddefs.el
: Autoloads file
: c:/dev/emacs-src/emacs/lisp/c;C:Devmsys.0evacs-srcacslisploaddefs.el
: does not exist

This does not work because MSYS sh converts / to \ if the executable is
outside of MSYS /bin or /usr/bin. Maybe it is a good idea for some programs
but not for Emacs as can be seen here. Emacs must be handled as the programs
in the bin-directories (no path style conversion).

They should rethink the conversion a bit I believe. I will further this
example to MSYS mailing list.

- Lennart

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