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Re: Compiling Emacs 23.1.92 on Windows fails

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Compiling Emacs 23.1.92 on Windows fails
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:38:35 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

> Yes, that turned out to be the problem.
> Using mingw32-make instead of cygwin's make worked and built successfully.

Thanks.  Eli, would it be possible to detect the use of cygwin's make
and output a warning in that case?


> On 2/20/2010 9:17 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>>> Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:46:37 -0700
>>> From: Christoph<address@hidden>
>>> I have been trying to compile Emacs Pretest 23.1.92 on Windows 7
>>> (cygwin, MinGW, GnuWin32) but haven't had any luck.
>>> I run
>>> configure.bat --no-debug --with-gcc --without-png -cflags
>>> -IC:\Progra~2\GnuWin32\include
>>> then
>>> make bootstrap
>> If you are building the pretest, you don't need to bootstrap, just
>> type "make" after the configure step.
>> If that doesn't help, I suspect that your combination of Cygwin and
>> MinGW tools does not work to build the native port of Emacs (see
>> nt/INSTALL for some combinations that are known to work).  E.g., it
>> looks like your Make is a Cygwin port, which is known to fail.  It is
>> best to use only MinGW tools for the build.

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