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Re: possible workarounds for mingw setup

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: possible workarounds for mingw setup
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 07:17:24 +0800
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On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 08:00:33AM -0700, Ben Pfaff wrote:
     unknown-1 <address@hidden> writes:
     >>The first is to fix the problem of it only works if unpacked on C:\msys,
     > A partial work around could be if the installer patches the drive 
character in
     > the installation. So an end user can, at install time, decide wether it 
is C:\
     > msys D:\msys etc. Still no solution for networks etc, but it might work 
for a
     > lot of users. (I didn't check this!)
     I really do think that --enable-relocatable is a full solution
     for this.

I concurr.  

       If there are problems with it, then please do report
     them and we will do our best to fix them.

I found two (minor) problems, one of which has already been
reported by Michel Boaventura.  A patch is attached.  I would commit
this, but I'm paranoid about touching the non-default branch since I 
messed it up.


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