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Re: 23.0.92 fails to build on Vista using gcc

From: John covici
Subject: Re: 23.0.92 fails to build on Vista using gcc
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 06:53:40 -0400

Well, its the one installed with msys and that's where it gets its cp
and rm, go figure.

on Wednesday 04/08/2009 Eli Zaretskii(address@hidden) wrote
 > > Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2009 20:05:28 -0400
 > > From: John covici <address@hidden>
 > > Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
 > > 
 > > OK, by making sure cmd.exe was first in the path and renaming sh.exe
 > > temporarily, it did work
 > Good.
 > > -- however I wonder, if sh.exe does not work,
 > > why does the makefile try to use it?  I would have thought sh.exe
 > > would have been better.
 > The Windows port of GNU Make always tries to use sh.exe if it sees it
 > on Path, it always did that.  It assumes that your sh.exe port is
 > fully functional and compatible with the rest of the development
 > tools, and it knows that a Unixy shell provides more features than
 > cmd.  This has nothing to do with Emacs.
 > The Emacs Windows configury also tries to find a Unixy shell first,
 > for the same reasons.  For compatible ports of the shell, the Emacs
 > build does work.
 > It appears that your sh.exe is somehow incompatible.  The file
 > nt/INSTALL lists combinations of various tools, including the shell,
 > which are known to build Emacs successfully.  Perhaps yours is not one
 > of them.

Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?

         John Covici

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