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Re: [Mingw-msys] forking issue on Windows XP?

Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:08 PM
Subject: [Mingw-msys] Msys recognizes shebang (!#), python does not


I hope somebody can help me with this problem, I am new to developing under Windows. I try to compile a third-party program using mingw+msys. It uses, among other things, SDL-libraries, and for making it I use "scons", which is a python-based replacement for "make". Building under linux poses no problems.

In the configuration file for scons, the library flags are set with the command

env.ParseConfig('sdl-config --cflags')

which is interpreted by python to run the program "sdl-config". So far so good. I am sure this program is in the path, and I can run it from the msys-prompt. However using either scons, or the native command-line "cmd" on windows, I get the error:

'sdl-config' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I think this is because neither python nor cmd recognizes that this should be run with sh (starts with #!/bin/sh).

Is there anything I can do (apart from replacing "sdl-config --cflags" with "sh sdl-config --cflags" everywhere), to solve this problem? Am I doing anything wrong? I feel that it's supposed to work this way. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Have you tried creating a sdl-config.bat which runs "sh c:\path\sdl-config %*" ?
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