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Re: MS-Windows build using Posix configury

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: MS-Windows build using Posix configury
Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 20:54:16 +0300

> Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 19:17:04 +0200
> From: Dani Moncayo <address@hidden>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, Emacs development discussions 
> <address@hidden>
> "/usr/local" is a valid directory specification in MSYS, so I don't
> see why the installation should fail.   Omitting the --prefix in "make
> install" should simply install Emacs under that directory.

Except that /usr/local is mapped by MSYS to something like
C:\MSYS\local or some such, not something Windows users who aren't
used to MSYS would expect.  After "make install", a naive user might
not be able to find the installation, especially if the sources are
not on drive C:.  That's why I wrote in INSTALL.MSYS that using the
default is not recommended.

In general, I suggest to always specify --prefix in Windows format,
i.e. x:/foo/bar, when using MSYS to run the configure scripts.  MSYS
Bash supports that, and using Windows file names will give you a
chance to remember one less weird factoid.

> The Texinfo version that comes with MSYS works just fine, AFAICT.
> There is only a minor issue with ^M characters that get inserted in
> the info directory in certain situations.
> So, I don't see a big need for having to uninstall that Texinfo and
> manually install the other (the Windows-native) one.

I will let users decide whether they want to uninstall it.  I just
added a sentence with the mingw-get command needed to do so, that's

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