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Re: Building Emacs-cvs on Cygwin (GCC summary)

From: Eric Hanchrow
Subject: Re: Building Emacs-cvs on Cygwin (GCC summary)
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 13:26:19 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.51 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "Eli" == Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

    Eli> No, that's the wrong file: the problem is in the Cygwin
    Eli> build, which doesn't use any of the stuff in nt/.

You're right.

    Eli> The right place is etc/PROBLEMS.

This, however, I have doubts about: 3.4 appears to be what Cygwin
installs by default, so presumably this problem will hit most Cygwin
users.  I think if the note were in INSTALL, people would be more
likely to see it.

Regardless, I think the INSTALL file could be improved a smidgen, with
this change:

--- INSTALL     26 Jul 2006 19:19:06 -0700      1.115
+++ INSTALL     30 Oct 2006 13:25:59 -0800      
@@ -200,7 +200,7 @@
-(This is for a Unix or Unix-like system.  For MS-DOS and Windows 3.X,
+(This is for a Unix or Unix-like system, including Cygwin.  For MS-DOS and 
Windows 3.X,
 see below; search for MSDOG.  For Windows 9X, Windows ME, Windows NT,
 and Windows 2000, see the file nt/INSTALL.  For the Mac, see the file

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will
be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
        -- John F. Woods

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