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Re: [MinGW] Set NATIVE_SYSTEM_HEADER_DIR relative to configured prefix

On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 11:43:59AM +0530, Ranjit Mathew wrote:
> On 12/17/06, Bob Rossi <> wrote:
> >> You're not using "/mingw" as the value for "--prefix". I remember
> >> stuff not working because of this, though I cannot be sure if that
> >> indeed is the problem here.
> >
> >Duh! OK, I'll try that change. Do I need to do this for binutils also?
> The tools in binutils (ld, as, etc.) are directly invoked by GCC
> with the correct parameters while compiling. Therefore, I don't
> think you need to do this.
> >Do I even need to build binutils? The only reason I am, is because you
> >did it on your web page when cross compiling.
> It's not necessary - you should be able to use the latest
> pre-compiled native binutils binaries available from the
> MinGW site. I needed to compile it for the cross-compiling
> case since I needed binutils running on Linux creating binaries
> for MinGW. I admit that I did not really need it for the
> crossed-native-compiling case, but I was just being masochistic.
> :-)
> I haven't used the "--with-local-prefix" option and I don't
> know if it is interfering with anything here. Note that Danny
> also posts his build script every time he uploads a new
> MinGW GCC release and you can see for yourself just how
> the released GCC for MinGW is built. For example, for
> GCC 3.4.2, the build script is:
> You can find this on the files page for
> MinGW.
> Finally, I must admit that building GCC for MinGW natively
> on Windows with MSYS was just a diversion for me. I
> used to always build GCC for MinGW using the crossed-native
> compilation process that I have outlined in the document
> that I linked to earlier.

Hi Ranjit,

Thanks for your response. It doesn't look like Danny was building a
relocatable gcc for mingw. It doesn't seem like anyone that reads the
gcc, gcc-patches or mingw-users list knows how either.

I may try a little more, but because of my lack of knowledge with gcc, I
don't even know how to get myself from the state I'm at, to a better

Bob Rossi

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