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Re: Building portions of coreutils

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: Building portions of coreutils
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2008 15:25:35 -0500

On 2/3/08, Brian Dessent <address@hidden> wrote:
> NightStrike wrote:
> > Thanks :)  I agree that mingw is a very hard platform to work with.
> > My intent is to just get enough programs working to be able to
> > configure and build the toolchain (binutils, gcc, and gdb).
> I don't see how you have any hope of doing that.  The whole reason for
> the creation of MSYS was to do exactly what you just said.  If it were
> possible to build coreutils (and bash, etc) without an emulation layer
> like MSYS then it would never have been created.

The idea isn't all that far fetched.  It also will expose a number of
issues with our headers set (as it has already).  Even if it can't be
done in the end, it's a good exercise and learning experience.

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