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Re: grub-pe2elf

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: grub-pe2elf
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 11:53:09 +0200

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 11:33 AM, Christian
Franke<address@hidden> wrote:
> Robert Millan wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 05:06:46PM +0200, Christian Franke wrote:
>> >
>> > Since ~r1584, util/grub-* could be build and run on Cygwin. Commit
>> > r1726 added support to build kernel and modules on Cygwin.
>> >
>> There has to be more to it.  I know you were using GRUB on Cygwin
>> before that commit.  Was this kludge being used since the beginning?
> I'm using GRUB on Cygwin since 'somewhat' before I announced the first
> patch 2007-10-16:
> This version used the hack in grub's ELF-loader already discussed. It
> also contained some non Cygwin related fixes found during testing.
> The grub2 package in the Cygwin distro from 2008-03-30 was based on this
> private branch merged to 1.96+epsilon.
>> What are the other options?
> I don't know.
> Waiting until someone fixes BFD or maintains a Linux cross-compiler
> package for Cygwin (which cannot be build OOTB, it requires build steps
> on Linux) may last until time_t wraps around and is IMO not an option
> :-)
> Even the isolation of grub-pe2elf in a separate package would not help
> much, because the linker script and some support in the build system
> would be still needed in the grub2 tree.
I personally think this is a hassle for nothing: we already have a
working cygwin toolchain. While I acknowledge it's not perfect it
works. And I propose not to touch it until it gives any maintainance
or technical problem. When it does then we may consider dropping or
limiting cygwin support. Until then this discussion is a waste of time
> --
> Regards,
> Christian Franke
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