Honor DESTDIR in w32api and mingw

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat Oct 24 15:41:00 GMT 2009

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I just waded through this thread and I'm confused about why it is being
> actively discussed here since it's obviously a purely mingw issue.

Because it affects the cygwin build process, and my motivation was to
support DESTDIR which really only helps *cygwin*.  I'm basically asking
the mingw guys for a favor -- but wanted to keep the cygwin community in
the loop, since it's a favor for *us*.

Besides, we discussed Corinna's cross-compile improvements, which also
were specific to winsup/mingw/, here...

> Anyway, the mingw developers have indicated that they would be ok with
> moving mingw and w32api out of the winsup directory at some point.  I
> think that's the ultimate solution.  This was something that I was going
> to pursue after 1.7 is finally released.

I knew the point had been raised, but in my brief searches I couldn't
find any indication that they were ok with that -- or that we (e.g.
really, that you, Corinna -- and Chris Sutcliff) were. Good to know, and
I agree...eventually <g>.

BTW, welcome back.


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