From: Prof. A Olowofoyeku (The African Chief) <african_chief@fr...> - 2002-11-08 22:10:17
Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Thanks to Piotr we now have the ability to execute autoconf, automake
>and libtool with a native perl. The caveat to building automake is to use
>an absolute Win32 path for the prefix. This however has a con in that a
>prebuilt version of automake would need to be installed on the same
>letter device and directory structure as the one who packaged it. Not to
>worry, we now have a MinGW ports project that can come to the rescue.
>:) Instead of delivering the binary version we deliver a ports version that
>will pull the binary, apply any patches, execute configure and then make
>and make install.
>Now, here comes the $20M questions:
>Should bash be changed to convert the arguments it reads to Win32
>The pro for this would be that one could `configure --prefix=/usr/local'
>for the automake package and ActiveState perl would read
>c:/MSYS/1.0/local assuming that you have MSYS installed in
>The con for this, I have no idea if it would affect other things.
My experience is that trying to configure build gcc/gpc after any such
change is the acid test. You could always try that and see how far you get.
My guess is that if you succeed in configuring and building gcc, then any
other GNU stuff would build without problems.
Best regards, The Chief
Prof. Abimbola A. Olowofoyeku (The African Chief)
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