Charles Wilson wrote:
> Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > RXVT is a PITA. A lot of manual intervention. You need to build in
> > the source directory and you need to build the libW11.dll first; i.e.:
> > cd into the directory a execute make. Let me know if you have issues.
> I'd recommend taking a look at the current cygwin rxvt package. Since
> upstream rxvt development is dead, and our original maintainer for the
> cygwin port vanished, I've taken over and attempted to smooth the build
> machinery - at least for cygwin.
> Upside to my changes: basic sequence of steps to build is well
> documented (err, well, if you consider a cygport autobuild script
> "documentation" compared to vague and occasionally incorrect README
> statements). cygwin -src package includes
> pristine cvs checkout tarball from rxvt HEAD as of last update
> patch to fix makefiles for automated building
> patch to apply the xpm inbuilt sources for --enable-xpm
> .cygport file "documenting" build procedure
> I don't *think* I have done anything that would break mingw -- but then,
> I haven't tried to build under msys, either.
Thanks, it was very helpful. I have used your instructions and managed
to build the current Cygwin version of rxvt on MSYS, with only minor
As it turns out, it also helped me to build the MSYS version that I
was having trouble with in the first place.