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Re: Building Emacs trunk on Windows 7, using MinGW + MSYS

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Building Emacs trunk on Windows 7, using MinGW + MSYS
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 19:07:03 +0300

> From: Jason Rumney <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:51:42 +0800
> Cc: address@hidden, Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>
> >   cmd /c "fc /b gl-tmp globals.h >nul 2>&1 || cp -f gl-tmp globals.h"
> >   Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
> >   Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
> >
> > which seems to indicate that instead of running the fc.exe tool with
> > /c, it is entering a sub-shell. Can you set the PATH, change to src/
> > and execute that command directly at the CMD prompt? Try also
> > executing that in the MSYS sh.exe. Let's see what do you find.
> I also get this behaviour.  Running the same command line at the shell
> prompt seems to work (even including cmd /c, to run it in a subshell),
> and exiting from that shell lets the build continue to successful
> completion.
> I am using GNU make 3.81 (i386-mingw) on Vista, with no unix-like shells
> anywhere on my PATH.

Can you use some utility to see what was the exact command line with
which that sub-shell was invoked, and who was its parent process?
Process Explorer from Sysinternals is one such utility.

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