>> Where can I find the build instructions ?
> http://gcc.gnu.org/install/ >
> Good luck. AFAIK, Danny cross-builds our binary distributions
> on Cygwin;
> Not really, my build compiler is mingw gcc. I bootstap/run testsuite
> using mingw compiler and mingw binutils but
> with all the POSIX-y tools coming from cygwin rather than msys. (They
> are more complete, more robust and faster).
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Are you sure you didn't miss a step? Maybe one involving the
sacrifice of a goat or a virgin?
I tried the following on a Windows XP system and it doesn't work. It
gets errors during the build.
Run the cygwin installer creating a setup in the c:\cygwin directory
Selecting "use IE settings" seems to work from behind a firewall.
The ftp://cygwin.osuosl.org seems to be a good choice to download from.
For type of installation, click the "default" label to force an
Using the "Cygwin" ICON on your desktop, execute Cygwin. This will open
up a Unix-like shell in a window.
Create mount points in Cygwin to use the MinGW compiler and binutils:
$ mkdir /mingw
$ mount c:/MinGW /mingw
$ mount c:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib
$ mount c:/cygwin/usr /usr
$ mount c:/cygwin/bin /bin
$ mount c:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin
$ mount c:/cygwin /
Make sure MinGW compilers and binutils are used in build:
Create a target directory and execute the build:
Any help, corrections, comments, suggestions, etc would be appreciated.