Earnie Boyd wrote:
> On 10:42:33 pm 2005-05-08 "Max T. Woodbury" <max.teneyck.woodbury@...> wrote:
> > Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > > "Max T. Woodbury" wrote:
> > > > ...
> > > > Tackled the MSYS set. I didn't find a CVS tag set on 1.0.11 but
> > > > did find one for 1.1.0. I'm trying to get the 'rt' branch of
> > > > the tree to build and making a mess of it. I'm going to reread
> > > > the wiki and see if there is something I missed.
> > > >
> > >
> > > MSYS 1.0.11 is the HEAD branch. The 1.1.0 branch is my playground
> > > for a potential future release.
> > OK 1.1.0 understood. I understand that 1.0.11 'snapshot' was 'HEAD'
> > when it was created, but the current 'HEAD' is not the same as the
> > 1.0.11 snapshot. When you take a 'snapshot' could you record the time
> > so it can be recreated later for testing...
> uname -a would give that.
> > > What script? If you mean configure, you must use it; the package
> > > will not build without executing configure.
> > Not configure. I can read configure. I even know that it is largely
> > or completely the product of autoconf even though I haven't read up on
> > autoconf and I know I need to do that sometime soon.
> > Someplace I saw a script that set a whole lot of environmental
> > variables. Not bootstrap, config.status, configure or a Makefile.
> > Anyway, I didn't know what all of it was intended to do so I didn't
> > use it and tried to set up the build by hand. (That is set
> > environmental variables and select options for configure and make.)
> Did you follow http://www.mingw.org/MinGWiki/index.php/Build%20MSYS
> instructions? Many now have used them.
I was trying the set labeled 'Building MSYS from scratch'. I'll give
the other set a shot...
> > > > Which brings up an issue -- the commentary on the code seems a
> > > > bit sparse. I can figure out what's going on in most cases, but
> > > > it means I've got to learn this stuff instead of just reading
> > > > it. Would posting a bunch of patches that just add comments be
> > > > accepted?
> > >
> > > Are you talking MSYS? Submit to the patch tracker and see what
> > happens.
> > Errrr. I'll take that as an "I'll think about it...". I was hoping
> > for a "It's not something I'd do myself but if you do it, I'll
> > consider it...". Oh, well, I'll see what I turn up...
> That's what I said, just different words. I will consider any patch to
> MSYS as something beneficial. The cautions I must take are, does it break
> in general and does it work on all platforms from Win98 upward.
OK. We seem to be talking past each other... I was just going to add
comments so someone coming along later could get up to speed faster, not
change any code...