I just downloaded mingw, and from the point of view of being able to compile simple files
I'm not having any problem (gcc <file>.c works just fine)
However, when I try to do anything more substantial (say compile binutils* out of the
box from gnu.org, I run into a host of troubles. First, it won't recognize and run
config.sub. So I set CONFIG_SHELL to a shell built via cygwin. That can't create temporary
So, I look for a shell inside either the MinGW distribution or under Msys. No luck there..
So I download the unxutils.zip that contains a native sh.exe. Try that, and again,
What the hell am I doing wrong? And why is this so difficult, why can't I simply download
one, self-contained binary that basically installs a working, self-contained mingw which
can build anything on gnu.org? Why doesn't MSYS include sh.exe?
I don't understand... my hunch is that I'm doing something wrong, but I can't see what.
Steps I've taken:
downloaded && installed MinGW-3.1.0-1.exe
downloaded && installed msysDTK-1.0.1.exe
set all relevant bin directories in my path
sh configure --prefix=\install (from cmd.exe, sh is cygwin)
sh configure --prefix=\install (from cmd.exe, sh is native)
localhost# sh configure --prefix=/install (inside of native shell, with native shell)
$ sh configure --prefix=/install (inside of native shell, with cygwin shell)
Any help with this is greatly appreciated.
(ps - moderator, this is the message I sent last night w/out subscription.. you can ignore
the previous one.)