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[Bug ld/21368] how to succesfully build program in MinGW without this in

From: budikusasi at gmail dot com
Subject: [Bug ld/21368] how to succesfully build program in MinGW without this interrupting
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:42:44 +0000


--- Comment #4 from Budi <budikusasi at gmail dot com> ---
don't laugh at me.. but I frankly don't understand the patch script, is it
a kind of 'makefile' language ?
What I have in mind now is just how to move our conversation to a forum
that is heard and learnt by many more users, to be more benefit.

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 3:19 PM, nickc at redhat dot com <
address@hidden> wrote:

> https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21368
> Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com> changed:
>            What    |Removed                     |Added
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------
>              Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |ASSIGNED
>    Last reconfirmed|                            |2017-04-11
>            Assignee|unassigned at sourceware dot org   |nickc at redhat
> dot com
>      Ever confirmed|0                           |1
> --- Comment #3 from Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com> ---
> Created attachment 9981
>   --> https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=9981&action=edit
> Proposed patch
> Hi Budi,
> > on Windows 64bit by loading the source from Github, then after completing
> > all Msys2 & Mingw64,
> A ha!  I think that this is the clue.  The mingw64 version of the linker
> does
> not support the --large-address-aware command line option because it is
> already
> large address aware.  Ie you do not need an option to turn it on, and, more
> significantly, you cannot use --disable-large-address-aware to turn it off.
> So... the problem is with the how your build is being configured.
> Something is
> addding the --large-address-aware option to the linker command line, when
> it
> really should not.
> I know how difficult it can be to track down and fix build configuration
> problems however, so as an alternative I am uploading a small patch for
> you to
> try out.  (Assuming that you are able to build your own version of the
> linker).
>  This patch makes the mingw64 silently accept the --large-address-aware
> option.
>  It does not do anything - there is nothing to be done - but at least now
> the
> linker will not complain about an unrecognised option.
> If you are able, please give this patch a test and let me know if it
> solves the
> problem for you.  Alternatively you could track down the problem in your
> configuration system and fix that.
> Cheers
>   Nick
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