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Re: building Emacs on Msys2/mingw32

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: building Emacs on Msys2/mingw32
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:03:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (windows-nt)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.  

Yes, and the _host_ is MSYS bash.

The _build_ (ie target) is MinGW. Which is why I used --build, not --host.

>> 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.

Good point.

-- Stephe

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