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Re: emacs bootstrap hangs on Windows XP / mingw

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: emacs bootstrap hangs on Windows XP / mingw
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 21:47:31 +0200

> From: Dieter Deyke <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 09:28:03 -0700
> Posted-To: gmane.emacs.devel
> >> Cannot open load file: encoded-kb
> >> make[2]: *** [unidata-gen.elc] Error -1
> >
> > Please try again, but with a freshly checked-out CVS tree.
> >
> > Thanks.
> I did, and this time the bootstrap process completed with no obvious
> errors.

Thanks for testing this.

> I had some problems though to run the newly built emacs,
> because it would pick up cygwin's version of libXpm.dll whenever cygwin
> was in the PATH, and that made emacs hang.

Yes, that's a known problem.  Mixing Cygwin and MinGW DLLs is
considered harmful.

> Also, I had to install sed for the bootstrap to work. The need for sed
> is not mentioned in the readme files I found.

We intend to remove the need for Sed in the near future, so we hope we
will never need to mention it.

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