ruby-1.8.3: ginstall

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Oct 11 18:44:00 GMT 2005

On Oct 11 18:25, Eric Blake wrote:
> > On Oct 11 12:52, Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
> > > While building a ruby module (extconf.rb method) with ruby-1.8.3,
> > > INSTALL is defined as "/usr/bin/ginstall -c".  There's no ginstall on
> > > Cygwin, just install.
> > On my machine I had a ginstall for some reason and I even don't know
> > anymore where it came from.
> coreutils internally builds ginstall.exe, then installs it to
> install.exe (otherwise, imagine the confusion if you type
> make install, but it builds the one binary instead of installing
> everything in coreutils).  Should I provide a new coreutils
> release that provides g<name> variants of the various
> coreutils as links to the <name> version, so that cygwin
> would then indeed have a ginstall in addition to install?

I don't think this small glitch in my setup justifies solving the
problem with the big hammer ;-)


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat, Inc.

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

More information about the Cygwin mailing list