ITA: gcc-mingw-* gcc-3 -mno-cygwin support packages; ITP: mingw-binutils/mingw-gcc-* cross compiler
Tue Jan 11 22:46:00 GMT 2011
On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 12:01 -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> cgf, any progress on creating a wrapper for mingw-binutils? If it's
> turning out to be difficult, could we go ahead with a "real"
> cross-configured mingw-binutils, and then maybe later update it with one
> that installs simple wrapper .exe's that munge argv and exec the
> cygwin binaries?
I ask you to remove your objection and allow Chuck to proceed with his
mingw-binutils package. I know these would seem to be "identical" to
the native binutils, but the mingw- version has the hardcoded sysroot
which is necessary for a proper mingw-gcc.
Attempting to use wrapper scripts on top of cygwin binutils would be,
just like gcc -mno-cygwin was, the sort of fragile setup that I thought
we were trying to move away from. Treating mingw-* as a cross-compiling
environment just like any other is the much more reliable choice, even
if a little duplication is required.
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