From: Dave Schaefer <dave.schaefer@gm...> - 2010-10-31 07:17:06
First off, thank you very much for creating mingw and msys! They are
really great tools :)
I have a question about autotools documentation. I am converting a
linux app to run on Windows and decided to use mingw. Coming to mingw
for the first time it was not very clear how I should obtain a set of
autotools for running autoheader, aclocal, autoconf, et cetera. Having
read through the wiki and mailing list archives, I see that I should
not be trying to compile autotools myself (indeed, I saw the same
error about "The system cannot find the path specified. autom4te: need
GNU m4 1.4 or later" when I tried this). Rather, it looks like the
intended/best solution (and one that worked for me) is to download the
MSYS Developer Tool Kit and install it into my MSYS directory. Right?
If this is correct, do you mind if I add and update some information
on the wiki to explicitly mention this? It feels like a FAQ entry
would be useful, and based on the comments it looks like a mention on
the MSYS wiki page would help too.
Anyway, I wanted to double-check before I edited. Thanks for your time.
From: Keith Marshall <keithmarshall@us...> - 2010-10-31 09:09:16
On Sunday 31 October 2010 07:17:00 Dave Schaefer wrote:
> Rather, it looks like the
> intended/best solution (and one that worked for me) is to download
> the MSYS Developer Tool Kit and install it into my MSYS directory.
That's yesterday's solution; today the better option is to ...
mingw-get install mingw-developer-toolkit
which supersedes the old msysDTK, (so gives you more up-to-date versions
> If this is correct, do you mind if I add and update some information
> on the wiki to explicitly mention this? It feels like a FAQ entry
> would be useful, and based on the comments it looks like a mention on
> the MSYS wiki page would help too.
By all means, feel free to contribute to the wiki -- it is your resource
after all. That said, please don't waste too much time documenting