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RE: Question about gcc-mingw package renaming
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 15:22:27 -0500
- Subject: RE: Question about gcc-mingw package renaming
> I agree with Chris here. IMO, gcc-mingw is a cross-compiler targeting the
> "mingw architecture". I have seen packages on Linux named "gcc-<arch>",
> so I think gcc-mingw is more appropriate (where "gcc" alone assumes
> "gcc-cygwin", or even "gcc-i686-pc-cygwin").
Well, when you build gcc, binutils, et al as a cross compiler, the binaries you
get are named eg <arch>-gcc, <arch>-ld, etc. Of course a binary name is not
necessarily a package name. FWIW.
Gary R. Van Sickle