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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Add package NetCDF and its prerequisites HDF4

From: Martin Lambers
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Add package NetCDF and its prerequisites HDF4, HDF5, and portablexdr
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:25:29 +0100

Hi Tony!

On Thu, 6 Dec 2012 01:00:10 +1100, Tony Theodore wrote:
> I was having problems with hdf5 as it seems to want to create and run
> a code generator that detects platform-specific features. Wine *may*
> work for this, but we don't want to make that a requirement and I'm
> fairly sure that if you tried cross-compiling from a 64-bit machine
> you wouldn't see any build errors, but the resulting binaries would
> be suspicious.
> I ended up running the generators on a win-32 machine, patched in the
> created sources, and disabled the generator build steps:
> https://github.com/mxe/mxe/commit/3b80e4667a2bcbf9274b93337c443c75795b2dfa
> I'm not sure if that's the best approach, let me know if you have any
> ideas and if it still works for you.

Thank you for fixing this issue. You are right, we should never rely on
Wine; I simply missed that problem.

I think your approach is the right thing to do since Win32 is a fixed
platform and the generated sources are unlikely to change.

The resulting binary of my program works fine.


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