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Re: Bootstrap fails on w32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bootstrap fails on w32
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 22:06:52 +0300

> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 10:43:00 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden
> I don't get it, though.  The purpose of Mingw was to compile
> standalone binaries without requiring something like cygwin.dll as
> far as I understood it.


> So I am surprised that it would appear that they don't use their own
> runtime.

I don't know this for a fact (you will have to ask MSYS people if you
want a definitive answer), but I'm guessing that the problem is no one
ported Bash to MinGW.  Since building a typical GNU package requires
to run the configure and libtool scripts, one cannot have a working
build environment without Bash.  But if you take Bash from Cygwin, you
will need a few more programs, the ones that are common in configure
scripts, from the same toolchain, since they need to behave
consistently wrt symlinks, long command lines, absolute file names,

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