From: Jeff Sturm <jsturm@on...> - 2001-05-12 00:02:39
> I was wondering what I'd need to build the standard gcc collection on
> win9x/ME? More specifically, what other programs does it require.
It needs a fairly complete Unix shell environment, or a workalike. I
expect you'll find mingw is missing most of the tools required.
> I've looked at the build directions and it says that the collection
> builds on cygwin without any changes, but when I'v tried to build it
> with the mingw gcc setup then it doesn't work
Using cygwin is the easiest way. If you have a POSIX subsystem like
Interix that'll work too.
> I'm mostly interested in the java compiler from the collection, but I'd like
> to see the whole thing build.
Well, the gcj runtime requires building c, c++, gcj, and libstdc++ at a
minimum, so if that's your goal you'll build most of GCC anyway.
Be warned that the libgcj runtime isn't yet fully ported to Mingw. My
guess is that it won't be ready in release form until 3.1. The CVS trunk
should improve soon, however, as there are several patches pending.
If you want to try it now, be prepared for some substantial tweaking.