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January 29, 2005 04:11
Re: [perl #33948] configure checking echo
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Your right, it is a way to run configure scripts while compiling a native 
win32 build at the same time. I want perl to be placed where some common gnu 
programs expect to find it by default. Studying Configure vs for 
a windows build has helped me to understand the build options better, so I 
am able to make informed decisions on how to edit

But there are some things you cannot configure for a windows build that you 
actually could if I could get Configure and to lineup. More 
accurately -: to get to line up with, using it to 
create a custom config.gc. config.gc is a copy of, edited to make 
up where Configure needs help. So now you know how the gcc port of windows 
in the win32 directory using dmake works.

Right now my main goal it to create a hint file for msys. Well, my main goal 
really is getting it to compile, which I did. A secondary goal is to get 
things that you can do with Configure like  -Dextras="Compress::Zlib 
Bundle::LWP DBI" -Dlibs='-lgdbm -lm' to work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randy W. Sims via RT" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [perl #33948] configure checking echo

> H.Merijn Brand wrote:
>> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:30:44 -0500, John Peacock <> 
>> wrote:
>>>Andy Dougherty wrote:
>>>>What is 'msys' ?  That might explain the '.exe' suffix.
>>>msys is the Minimal System for MinGW:
>>>I haven't had that much luck with it; CygWin is better maintained.  It
>>>does have the ability to create native Win32 apps that don't have
>>>dependencies on other libraries.  YMMV
>> And how does it compare to DJGPP, which I experienced as a nightmare.
> I haven't looked at it in a couple years, but it is a fork of Cygwin
> with a lot of the fat trimmed. It was meant to be a minimal environment
> with the only goal being to run ./Configure scripts under Windows. When
> I was keeping up, it was very actively maintained by its creator, Ernie
> Boyd, and it was strongly linked with the MinGW project. IIRC, it was
> distributed with a version of (cygwin-ish?) perl. Given its goal, I'm
> not sure why anyone would want to build perl with msys as opposed to a
> native win32 build.
> Randy.

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