> I am not to be regarded as an authoritative source of help on msys, but
> Earnie is away on holiday for a little while so I'll jump in anyway.
Much oblidged :)
> Jean, your trouble IMO is that you've misunderstood the workings of
> configure. No build env that i know of sets the system header search
> paths directly based on the content of your PATH. PATH is for finding
> *executables* exclusively! I do not believe that
> "[anything]/local/share" belongs in your PATH, BTW -- not unless you
> are using that dir for something other than what it would normally be
> used for in a *NIX-style filesystem tree (do you have executable
> binaries there? Why?). Also, it is unorthodox to have such a dir as
> "/local"; the normal thing would be "/usr/local/[bin,include,lib,etc]".
I know all these things, but that is how MSys installed _itself_. I
just went with it.
I donw have _any_ other stuff installed under MSys, save for MinGW.
so there are no other gcc's or any other foreign bins.
> Do you perchance have something like Cygwin installed on
> your machine as well? Or remnants of (an incompletely uninstalled)
Nope, clean box (Working on VMWare)
>What does your `gcc --version' give?
root@... / gcc --version
same with /mingw/bin/mingw32-gcc.exe --version
> The docus for gcc say that:
> (1) /usr/local/include
> (2) /usr/lib/gcc-lib/target/version/include
> (3) /usr/target/include
> (4) /usr/include
I think the whole prblem stems from the fact that I somehow ended up
with /local instead of /usr/local.
I'll whack it all with extreme prejudice and redo from start :)
> Although I am not offerring any guarantee that it will fix this
> immediate problem, I advise you to fix your filesystem tree *now* to be
> conformant with *NIX conventions. The little bit of pain now will be
> the cause of *avoiding* ample pain in the future. No such thing as
> "/local". I'd recommend you try looking up some Linux documentation on
> the 'Net (Google) to see what a standard *NIX filesystem layout should
I know *NIX :) like I said, I did not want to disturn the std
installation to much, how it got /local, i honestly don know, I just
simply left it like that.
I'll keep you updated on what i find :)
Thanx a lot for the help.
Jean le Roux
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