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Re: Avoid duplicate emacs.exe / emacs-$version.exe

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Avoid duplicate emacs.exe / emacs-$version.exe
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:18:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Phillip Lord <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Juan José García-Ripoll
>>  <address@hidden>,
>>   address@hidden
>> Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:59:40 +0100
>> >> Just a side note: the build-zips.sh script that makes the Windows
>> >> distribution files always uses the flag -static when building emacs.
>> >
>> > I don't think the build should use that.  It is certainly not the
>> > default.
>> IIRC, without this the no-deps version fails, because of a requirement
>> for libwinpthreads.
> We should try building Emacs so that it isn't dependent on
> libwinpthreads.  (Mine isn't, but I'm using a different MinGW flavor.)

Well, my records tell me that I have used "-static" since Emacs-25.1
which is the first version with a 64bit build, and the first version I

I cannot find any discussion about this on the mailing list other than this:


which just shows my failing memory and a different problem.

Anyway, I just tried a build without it on an Emacs-28 snapshot. Emacs
fails to launch with an "libgmp-10.dll is missing" error.

I am happy if someone wants to work out how to remove "-static" from the
build files, but I have neither the time nor expertise.


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