problem with cvs binary?

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jul 16 15:01:00 GMT 2013

On Jul 16 09:07, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 7/15/2013 11:21 PM, Mark Levedahl wrote:
> >The currently provided cvs executable does not work correctly, simple
> >test case is:
> >
> >~>export CVSROOT=/tmp/cvsroot
> >~>cvs init
> >~>cvs co -d /tmp/workdir .
> >cvs [checkout aborted]: cannot make directory : No such file or directory
> >
> >~>cygcheck -c cvs
> >Cygwin Package Information
> >Package              Version        Status
> >cvs                  1.12.13-10     OK
> >
> >~>uname -a
> >CYGWIN_NT-5.1 virt-winxp 1.7.20(0.266/5/3) 2013-06-07 11:11 i686 Cygwin
> >
> >The above should checkout the empty project to /tmp/workdir, but does
> >not work with the binary provided via setup.exe. This does work
> >correctly with a) cvs-1.12.13 rebuilt from sources, and b) with cvs v
> >1.11.22-1 downloaded from setup.exe. The expected result:
> Thanks for the report. Rebuilding cvs against current 32bit
> w32api/cygwin is on my list, as well updating the 64bit package.
> However, it comes after (a) mingw-gcc cross compiler & friends, (b)
> automake-X.Y, and (c) libtool. :-(

Are the mingw cross compilers still necessary, now that we have
modern mingw-w64 toolchains?  On Fedora they aren't shipped since
F17, which already came with mingw-w64 toolchains either.


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