Want to compile GCC 4.3.2 / 4.4.0 under cygwin.

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
Tue Dec 23 13:59:00 GMT 2008


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According to Tim Prince on 12/23/2008 6:50 AM:
> After installing automake, it is necessary to over-write autoconf with
> autoconf 2.59 which is easily built from source, as gcc build requires
> that specific version.

The distro comes with a version of autoconf 2.59, and you can use the
alternatives package to make it your primary version.  Also, the normal
autoconf installed by the distro is a wrapper script, which honors various
environment variables to forward to the desired autoconf version on a
per-package basis.  So you don't have to build autoconf 2.59 from scratch
to build gcc.

> I'd be surprised if debian had a specific automatic dependency setup for
> gcc build, although more of the tools would be included in the base
> package selection, or come in automatically when installing gcc.

setup.exe only pulls in runtime requirements.  For build-time
requirements, you need to read the README for the additional packages that
you must install.

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Eric Blake             ebb9@byu.net
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