[PATCH] Add without-library-checks

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 1 12:16:00 GMT 2016

On Mar 31 12:33, Peter Foley wrote:
> When cross-compiling a toolchan targeting cygwin, building cygwin1.dll
> requires libgcc.
> However, building libgcc requires the cygwin headers to be
> installed.
> Configuring cygwin requries the mingw-crt libraries, which require the
> cygwin headers to be installed.
> Work around this circular dependency by adding a
> --without-library-checks configure option to skip cygwin's configure checks
> for valid mingw-crt libraries.
> Since the mingw-crt libraries only require the cygwin headers to be
> installed, this allows us to successfully configure cygwin so that we
> can only install the headers without trying to build any
> libraries.

Can we please fold the --without-mingw-progs and --without-library-checks
into a single option?  Given the task is basically the same, the option
name should reflect something along the lines of "cross-build",
"bootstrap", and "stage 1", IMO.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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