Building EGCS for MingW32 from CVS...

Brian Macy
Sat May 29 00:30:00 GMT 1999

Thanks for the info... it unfortunately doesn't work. Actually building
a native Linux egcs compiler fails itself... dies on objc/objc.h on the
second compile pass and has for quite some time. With the Win32
cross-compiler is fails in many locations and finally dies (after some
minor tweaks here or there) on libgcc2.a trying to process the assembly
files produced for _multi, etc.

Oh well... hopefully I can get my hands on a newer binary distribution
sometime soon. Currently Borland C++, Borland Builder, and Linux egcs
out of CVS are the only compilers that can handle the template libraries
I use. I assume Win32 egcs for MingW32 out of CVS would also handle it.
Visual C++ 5.0 (with and without SP3) doesn't handle it... I'll be
trying VC++ 6.0 SP3 and Watcom 11.0a this next week. It's pretty
impressive that egcs 1.1.2 for MingW32 handles the templates almost
identically as well (or poorly) as Visual C++ 5.0 SP3 and much better
than VC++ 5.0 without service packs.

Brian Macy

Mumit Khan wrote:
> Brian Macy <> writes:
> > I need to build EGCS for MingW32 from CVS since it is required to
> > properly build my template libraries. Are there docs available on how to
> > do this? I haven't been able to find anything of the sort.
> My howto on building mingw compiler is available at:
> Note that you can only build mingw native tools using a cross-compiler;
> I suppose you could use Cygwin to target mingw, but a Linux machine will
> be much less painful.
> Regards,
> Mumit

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