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Re: GNU make 4.3.90 release candidate available

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU make 4.3.90 release candidate available
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 22:28:22 +0300

> From: Paul Smith <psmith@gnu.org>
> Cc: bug-make@gnu.org
> Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:14:37 -0400
> > Some binaries from Git for Windows are MinGW binaries, but some are
> > MSYS2 binaries.  All those for which Git Bash says they are in /bin
> > (as opposed to /mingw64/bin) are MSYS2 binaries, they depend on MSYS
> > DLL and don't use the Windows C runtime.  MSYS2 is a fork of Cygwin,
> > with a few subtle features that allow it to invoke native Windows
> > programs without confusing them with Unix-style file names and PATH.
> To be honest I still don't think I understand all the intricacies of
> this.  All I know is that I add:
>   set "PATH=%PATH%;C:\Strawberry\perl\bin;C:\Git\usr\bin"

C:\Git\usr\bin holds MSYS2 executables, not MinGW executables.  (MinGW
executables that come with Git are in C:\Git\mingw64\bin.)  So
basically, you are running the tests in the MSYS2 environment, the
only exclusion from that is make.exe itself.

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