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Re: [Mingw-msys] ValGrind and Strace




Many thanks! That is precisely the kind of information that someone like 
me needs, and which is hard to find.

Bruce Sherwood

JonY wrote:
> Bruce Sherwood wrote:
>> Thanks, but I have no idea what is meant by "toolchain" nor how I'm 
>> supposed to edit some "mount table", so I don't know what it is I'm 
>> supposed to do, or what the convenience would be.
>>
>> Are you saying that the most recent MinGW doesn't work with Vista? Thet 
>> there's some other MinGW I'm supposed to install?
>>
>> I realize my questions must sound hopelessly naive, but I have been able 
>> to use msys and mingw productively on Windows; it is the installation 
>> that is difficult, and the installation instructions aren't adequate (to 
>> take an immediate example, how would one know without asking that one 
>> must search the archives for "Vista" before doing an install, or change 
>> some mount table -- if you see what I mean).
>>
>> Bruce Sherwood
>>
>> Greg Chicares wrote:
>>> On 2008-01-31 19:01Z, Bruce Sherwood wrote:
>>>
>>>> I've used msys and mingw for several years but wanted to do a clean 
>>>> install on a machine I upgraded from XP to Vista. I've been quite 
>>>> baffled by ambiguous or incomplete installation instructions with 
>>>> respect to installing both msys and mingw. Should I install msys, then 
>>>> mingw, or the other way around? I think I've seen both instructions.
>>> If you always keep them distinct, then it doesn't matter
>>> because neither depends on the other.
>>>
>>> One optional last step for convenience after you've
>>> installed them both is to mount the MinGW toolchain's
>>> directory by editing the MSYS mount table.
>>>
>>> BTW, make sure you get the right MinGW stuff for vista:
>>> search the archives for "vista" or "X_OK".
> 
> Hi,
> 
> The toolchain usually refers to gcc and binutils. About Vista, Microsoft 
> changed  how msvcrt.dll reacts to access(), normally in XP and 2000, 
> X_OK parameter is ignored, but Vista pukes on it. The MinGW gcc is 
> affected by it. The patched version is found at:
> 
> http://dessent.net/tmp/gcc-vista-3.4.5-20060117-1.tar.gz
> 
> For your convenience, you should install MinGW before MSYS. When the 
> MSYS installer completes, it will ask for the location of MinGW, it will 
> automatically edit the mount table for you.
> 
> The mount table for MSYS, by default is located at 
> C:\msys\1.0\etc\fstab. It may contain something like this:
> 
> c:/mingw /mingw
> c:/java /java
> c:/perl /perl
> c:/python25 /python
> 
> It is fairly forward to understand. C:\MinGW will appear as /mingw in 
> MSYS shell.
> 
> Hope that helps.
> 
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