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[Mingw-msys] Reconstruction of MSYS-1.0.11 test results.




I have successfully installed MSYS/MinGW under Windows Vista x64 using 
the following procedure.  If there is an easier way to do this please 
let me know.

1) Download and execute the following file:

  MSYS-1.0.10.exe

  When it asks you to continue with the post install press 'n' because
  it will fail if you are running Windows Vista.  Attempting to run MSYS 
now
  will also fail under Vista (you will get around 120 cascading windows 
that
  will all terminate).

2) Download the following file and untar the contents over your MSYS
  installation.  This will fix the cascading windows problem under Vista.

  MSYS-1.0.11-20071204.tar.bz2

3) Download and execute the following file:

  msysDTK-1.0.1.exe

  This contains additional MSYS utilites such as ftp, telnet, and perl.

4) Open an MSYS window and type the following:

  mv /bin/ftp /bin/ftp.old

  This will allow you to use the MSYS version of ftp instead of the Windows
  version of ftp (which spawns and opens in a Windows console).

5) Download the following files and copy them to c:\mingw:

  binutils-2.18.50-20080109-2.tar.gz
  gcc-core-3.4.5-20060117-3.tar.gz
  mingw-runtime-3.14.tar.gz
  w32api-3.11.tar.gz

6) Open an MSYS window and execute the following commands:

  cd /c/mingw
  gzip -d *.gz
  find -name '*.tar' -exec tar -xvf {} \;
  rm *.tar
  echo 'C:/mingw /mingw' > /etc/fstab

  The first four lines untar the archives and delete them while the last 
line
  sets up the mount point for mingw (you need to do this manually since you
  aborted the post install for MSYS).

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