.exe magic in Cygwin
Fri Sep 3 09:18:00 GMT 2010
>> Right. I applied it the traditional way.
> Ah, you have to understand this about cygport patches: they only contain
> patches for the source files, not the autogenerated ones. So they have
> patches for e.g. Makefile.am, configure.ac; but not for configure or even
> Makefile.in. It's vitally necessary to autoreconf after applying a patch that
> you get from a cygport-based package.
OK, that's it.
>> As a want to come a hybrid of Cygwin and Gentoos Emerge installer, I
>> rather have to figure out one of those hidden ways.
> Well, if you're doing it in a POSIX-compatible environment, you should be
> able to run cygport - with maybe a few minor bugs cropping up, but basically
> it's just a bunch of shell scripts that invoke the autotools, gcc and
> binutils, so they should be relatively easy to port to any similar environment.
> 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.
This sounds like a real alternative. Very interesting!
It would definitly be worth it's own project group. Then it would be a choice.
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