[RFC] setup: allow building with i686-w64-mingw32

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Jun 4 17:10:00 GMT 2012

On 6/1/2012 6:36 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun  1 12:20, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> On Jun  1 02:45, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>>> Fedora has switched from the i686-pc-mingw32 toolchain to the
>>> {i686,x86_64}-w64-mingw32 toolchains in F17.  This means that setup
>>> cannot currently be built on F17.
>>> The attached draft patch fixes most of the issues with the build.
>>> (I just added the necessary mingw64-i686-* libraries to Ports.)
>>> ntdll.h needs some more work though; perhaps JonY could provide some
>>> input?
>> Just ifdef out what's already defined?
> Oh and, btw, I don't think it's required to support two compilers in the
> long run.  If we can build setup with the Mingw64 compiler in future
> only, than so be it.  I didn't upgrade to F17 yet, but it's just a matter
> of time anyway.

As Yaakov pointed out, we'll need mingw64-* version(s) of


I don't mind providing those for the i686-mingw64 compiler -- especially
given Yaakov's advance effort.


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