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Re: paths on mingw

From: stefan
Subject: Re: paths on mingw
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 19:58:54 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Tim Van Holder wrote:

> > Hello list !
> >
> > Using libtool-1.4 is able to produce DLLs with a slightly modified MinGW
> > environment. I am using cygwin's sh to invoke libtool, but everything else
> > is done by native mingw tools.
> > The problem about that are path specifications. The MinGW tool (objdump,
> > grep, sed, etc) want something like "c:/usr/lib/libiberty.a" (to have an
> > example) instead of "/cygdrive/c/usr/lib/libiberty.a".
> > It would be really nice to tell libtool converting these kind of paths
> > into the correct one. Is this possible ?
> Perhaps, but this is really a sh issue; on cygwin, those special paths are
> used, but the shell should really be taking care to only pass that form
> to cygwin apps (similarly, DJGPP has /dev/c/usr/blah type paths, but it
> takes care to convert them to 'regular' DOS paths when passing them to
> non-DJGPP programs).  Besides, what's stopping you from using a
> mingw-compiled bash?

Cygwin bash does not care and "a  mingw-compiled bash" is impossible since
there's no fork(). It is also because mingw never wanted to be a posix
emulation layer.


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