Cross-compiling for i686-pc-mingw32

Christopher Faylor
Wed Sep 1 15:22:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 06:35:18PM +0400, Andrey Repin wrote:
>Greetings, Charles Wilson!
>>> With cygwin-1.5.25 I can cross-compile libraries for native win32 by
>>> starting with the following configure command:
>>> ./configure --host=i686-pc-mingw32 --build=i686-pc-cygwin CC='gcc
>>> -mno-cygwin' host_alias=i686-pc-mingw32
>>> and that has worked fine on the few occasions that I've tried it.
>>> However, with cygwin-1.7.5, it doesn't work.
>> For now, use CC='gcc-3 -mno-cygwin'. Soon you'll be able to use a real,
>> honest-to-god cross compiler version of gcc-4 instead (e.g.
>> "i686-pc-mingw32-gcc")
>Aww... now i'm struck with it.
>Tried to compile
>Installed gcc-mingw, it pulled up some additional packets including gcc
>Then I ran make just for test. Cygwin build went fine, apart from htpasswd
>(there's getline redefined in source), but I don't really need it.
>Then tried to switch to mingw32 and...
>$ gcc -b i686-pc-mingw32 -O   -c mini_httpd.c
>gcc: couldn't run `i686-pc-mingw32-gcc-3.4.4': No such file or directory
>Tried the suggested gcc-3 -mno-cygwin, and got a whole bunch of unresolved
>function names.
>So... am I doing something wrong or it's not yet ready to do so?

Or, maybe if you're in the wrong mailing list.

I don't see any reason to spend much time trying to help people not use
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