Cygwin make menuconfig hangs

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Jan 4 13:43:00 GMT 2007

Gabriel Goldstein wrote:


> Let me rephrase as I think it's quite on topic.  Forgetting any cross
> compiling, lets just say I'm trying to make menuconfig which is a native
> cygwin app and I'd think I should be able to compile that under cygwin
> with cygwin's gcc without any major ordeal, after all mconf is just a
> cygwin program.  I only kept the ARCH=arm command in there so if there
> was some specialized configuration it did for arm, it would know where I
> was going.
> 100s of people do this every day in a normal linux environment, so I'm
> trying to figure out what special things I may have to do in cygwin to
> be able to make a simple mconf program, which just happens to be used to
> configure kernel .config files.
> On another note, or another way around the same problem, if I can figure
> out how to get nls support under cygwin (or figure out how to tell the
> compiler where it is) that would solve my problem.  (If I remove the
> KBUILD_HAVE_NLS=no I will get tons of _gettext linker errors).

OK, if you're just trying to build menuconfig with Cygwin's gcc, get rid
of your references to .so's and copied/renamed .dll.a files and just install
the ncurses and libncurses-devel and libncurses8.  That should be all you
need to allow you to build against Cygwin's ncurses.

Larry Hall                    
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