[gambit-list] On cygwin, how compile Gambit with cygwin as target(host?) (as to rely on its libraries with its way of console and file access etc.) and not mingw?

Mikael mikael.rcv at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 12:12:46 EDT 2012

Wiped out all the Gambit distro directory and retried (tar
xvfz;configure;make) and it magically worked.

(Perhaps somehow some files from the compile round with the gcc-mingw
package were stuck in the distro dir somehow and that was what caused the
mingw binary.)


2012/9/16 Mikael <mikael.rcv at gmail.com>

> So typically installation would more or less be ./configure
> --enable-single-host [--enable-cplusplus]; make; make install .
> Some months ago I did this on a Cygwin installation (using a nonstandard
> console driver i.e. not the Microsoft-provided console as used by cmd
> etc.), and the gsc binary ran within cygwin smoothly.
> Yesterday I did the same thing again, and what happened when starting gsc
> was that it created a new console window atop/beyond the Cygwin console
> window from where gsc was started (and in which it was supposed to
> execute), and also, the gsc binary seemed to use Windows- not Unix-naming,
> i.e. "c:\\dir\\dir\\etc." .
> The configure script's output was the following, that just makes it
> weirder:
> checking build system type... i686-pc-cygwin
> checking host system type... i686-pc-cygwin
> checking target system type... i686-pc-cygwin
> checking for gcc... gcc
> [...]
> Cygwin apparently made a 'major release' recently and at least now the default gcc distribution used, is called "gcc-mingw-" something, even though I switched to the "gcc-gcc4.4" or something, perhaps still there's something fish in there - which would be funny still, as I suppose Cygwin's gcc by default should produce Cygwin binaries.
> How resolve?
> Brgds
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