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Re: more windows confusions

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: more windows confusions
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:43:42 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:

> I'm currently scripting the windows build and have hit a snag. My
> dependency list has two packages for which there do not appear to be
> source.
> The two in question are these:
> mingw-w64-gcc-libs

This is part of gcc (mingw-w64-gcc/PKGBUILD).

> mingw-w64-libwinpthread-git

This is mingw-w64-libwinpthreads-git/PKGBUILD

(note the extra `s').

> Both pretty generic and indirect dependencies of most of the Emacs
> libraries dependencies. I'm trying to get the source from here.
> https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages
> I'm guessing this is because of some obscurity about the way packaging
> works for MSYS2/MINGW. Any suggestions welcome.

The MSYS2 maintainer uploads the source of each binary package he
builds. See for instance:


If you download the source from there, you are guaranteed to obtain the
corresponding source code of the binary package available on the same

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