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Re: [Mingw-users] configure with cross compiler

--- Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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:
> -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.

I aggree,
if you want to make really simple easy to compile packages,
you might want to check out the the mingw32/debian cross compilers
we have been porting lots of packages to the cross compiler



James Michael DuPont

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