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Re: Newbie: Compiling Emacs 21.2 with MinGW

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Newbie: Compiling Emacs 21.2 with MinGW
Date: 02 Sep 2003 21:26:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Kai Grossjohann) writes:

> I'm trying to compile Emacs 21.2 (it's the most recent tarball I could
> find,
> emacs-21.3.tar.gz seems to be still down) with MinGW.  I have no
> experience
> whatsoever using Windows and MinGW...
> Anyhow, I installed MinGW and MSYS.  I added c:\mingw\bin and
> c:\msys\1.0\bin to %PATH%.  Then I went to the emacs-21.2/nt directory
> and invoked:
>     configure --prefix=c:\programme\emacs-21.2

Windows batch files cannot (easily) understand --option=value, so you
need to use "configure --prefix c:\programme\emacs-21.2". If you are
using sh.exe (I am not sure it works, only cmd.exe and Cygwin
bash.exe have been tested), then you will need to use forward slashes
and include the .bat extension I think.

> It told me to run gmake.  I don't have gmake.  So I ran make instead,
> which gave an error.  Running make again gives the following output:
> E:\src\emacs\emacs-21.2\nt>make
> [Please ignore a syntax error on the next line - it is intentional]
> /bin/sh.exe: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
> /bin/sh.exe: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file

It looks like you are using sh.exe. As I said, this is untested, so
maybe you should try starting from scratch using the native Windows
shell. If that does not work, Cygwin bash should (that is what I use
when building with gcc).

> w32fns.c:13973:1: directives may not be used inside a macro argument
> w32fns.c:13963:16: unterminated argument list invoking macro

This is suspicious. Can you look at line 13963 of that file and see
what it says?

> w32fns.c: In function `syms_of_w32fns':
> w32fns.c:13974: `DEFVAR_LISP' undeclared (first use in this function)
> w32fns.c:13974: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
> w32fns.c:13974: for each function it appears in.)
> w32fns.c:13974: parse error before string constant
> make[1]: *** [oo-spd/i386/w32fns.o] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/e/src/emacs/emacs-21.2/src'
> make: *** [all-other-dirs-gmake] Error 2
> E:\src\emacs\emacs-21.2\nt>
> So, what do I do now?
> Is it fixed in 21.3?

Unlikely. There were no Windows specific fixes in 21.3 that I know

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