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Re: building Emacs on Msys2/mingw32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: building Emacs on Msys2/mingw32
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:28:16 +0300

> From: Stephen Leake <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:54:26 -0500
> I had to override the guessed build machine on the configure line:
>     $ ./configure --build=i686-pc-mingw32 --prefix=/mingw32
> config.guess returns x86_64-pc-msys; configure rejects this.
> x86_64-pc-msys is the correct host identifier

No, it isn't: it identifies an MSYS program, not a MinGW program.  It
would have been correct if you were building an MSYS Emacs for some

> It might make sense to have configure translate x86_64-pc-msys to
> x86_64-pc-mingw32, and i686-pc-msys to i686-pc-mingw32.

No, it doesn't: people should be able to build an MSYS Emacs, if they
so desire.

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