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RE: Successfull build of gcc 4.2.3 with MinGW 5.13 in windows XP
- From: "Weddington, Eric" <eweddington at cso dot atmel dot com>
- To: <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Cc: "Ralf Wildenhues" <Ralf dot Wildenhues at gmx dot de>, "dju" <dju at djuland dot net>
- Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:00:07 -0700
- Subject: RE: Successfull build of gcc 4.2.3 with MinGW 5.13 in windows XP
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <258DDD1F44B6ED4AAFD4370847CF58D5CE8B6B@csomb01.corp.atmel.com> <47C8DCD8.6C8F8AC5@dessent.net>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Dessent [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 9:35 PM
> To: Weddington, Eric
> Cc: Ralf Wildenhues; dju; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Successfull build of gcc 4.2.3 with MinGW 5.13
> in windows XP
> "Weddington, Eric" wrote:
> > This is a very old issue. MinGW/MSYS does not support
> links. The easiest
> > way around this is to just copy the file.
> But MSYS's 'ln -s' command makes copies of files for exactly this
> reason, so the question remains why it's necessary to hack it
> to be cp.
You're definitely the expert on this. Has MSYS always done this? Or was
there an older version that didn't that the OP might be using?