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Re: [Mingw-users] configure with cross compiler

phil@flamewars.org wrote:
I've installed the Debian mingw32 package, but can't figure out how to build software with it.

The binaries appear to be installed in /usr/i586-mingw32msvc/bin, and running i586-mingw32msvc-gcc -v gives

Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i586-mingw32msvc/3.2/specs
Configured with: /home/ron/devel/debian/mingw32/mingw32-3.2/build_dir/src/gcc-3.2-20020817-1/configure -v --prefix=/usr --target=i586-mingw32msvc --enable-languages=c,c++ --enable-threads --disable-multilib --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs
Thread model: win32
gcc version 3.2 (mingw special 20020817-1)

So that's alright. But how do I go about getting a configure script to use these binaries instead of the native ones? I've tried just about every combination of --host, --target, and --build that I can think of, and I've read http://www.libsdl.org/extras/win32/cross/README.txt , and that hasn't seemed to help me either. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Based on the directory configuration that you give above you should be able to just do `./configure --host=i586-mingw32msvc' but that may be dependent on the version of autoconf that configure was built with. I would tend to do `./configure --host=i586-mingw32msvc --target=i586-mingw32msvc --build=`./config.guess`' to remove any doubt about what the default is.


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