.exe magic in Cygwin

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Thu Sep 2 23:58:00 GMT 2010

On 9/2/2010 7:46 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
>   I did once try running cygport on a linux box (with a cross-compiler).  I
> don't remember exactly what went wrong, it didn't work directly out of the
> box, but it shouldn't be hard to fix.

It's only the most recent release of cygport (0.10.0) that has
rudimentary support for usage on other build environments:

        * Added support for building and using cross-compilers.
        * Experimental support for running cygport on non-Cygwin hosts.

IIUC, cygport at best can now be used in the following build vs host

cygwin -> cygwin
other  -> cygwin
cygwin -> other

I've only tried (1) and (3), not (2).


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