.exe magic in Cygwin

Al oss.elmar@googlemail.com
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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