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Re: Unable to build cygwin from cvs sources

On Fri, Jun 09, 2000 at 06:30:35AM -0700, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>--- John Paulson <> wrote:
>>I've downloaded the sources to cygwin using cvs and followed the
>>instructions on but
>>that causes the following error message to eventually appear.  I'm
>>using cygwin 1.1.2 with w95.
>>running /bin/sh ./configure  --host=i586-pc-cygwin --build=i586-pc-cygwin 
>>-newlib --enable-multilib --with-target-subdir=i586-pc-cygwin 
>>/config.cache --srcdir=.
>>loading cache ../../config.cache
>>configure: error: can not find install-sh or in . ./.. ./../..
>>configure: error: ./configure failed for cygwin
>I've successfully built the cvs cygwin dll with out headaches.
>In the parent of src
>mkdir bld
>cd bld
>../src/configure --prefix=/usr

From the sound of the email, I think the problem is pretty clear.  There
needs to be an install-sh available where configure can find it.  You
can't just check out the winsup directory to compile cygwin.  You need
files from the top-level, too.


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