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Re: [Mingw-msys] Building Perl 5.8.7 from source

On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 20:09:33 -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
> There are two flavors of the autotools, see
> <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.mingw.msys/4309/focus=4324>.

OK, that's *much* clearer now.  Thanks a lot for the link.

> wget works just fine with sourceforge, e.g.
> $ for pkg in autoconf-2.61 automake-1.10 libiconv-1.11 \
> gettext-0.16.1 gettext-devel-0.16.1; do \
> wget -nv \
> http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/$pkg-MSYS-1.0.11.tar.bz2; \
> done
> The downloads.sourceforge.net URL above will http-redirect to a
> random mirror.  You can also just pick your desired mirror URL and
> use that directly as sometimes you get redirected to a mirror very
> far from you.

And thanks for that as well.



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