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

On Tuesday 08 July 2008 13:04:17 Hendrik Maryns wrote:
> First of all: is there documentation for MSYS, apart from
> /doc/msys? It’s not much in there.

You could also look at http://www.mingw.org/MinGWiki, but other than 
this, there is nothing specific to MSYS.  However, it is basically a 
Unix shell (GNU bash to be precise), with a few common Unix tools.  
Google for `linux manpages online'; that should turn up a plethora of 
links for detailed docs on the individual commands.

> With some guessing, I found out how to go into the directory where
> the project is, namely C:\Dokumente und
> Einstellungen\Monasearch\Eigene Dateien\workspace\Mona.  As you
> see: spaces in the path.  Asking for trouble, I’m afraid.

You said it...

> Anyway, so cd /c/Dokumente\ und\ Einstellungen/Monasearch/Eigene\
> Dateien/workspace/Mona made my day. Then ./configure:
>   ./configure
> checking for a BSD-compatible install... /bin/install -c
> checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> /c/Dokumente: /c/Dokumente: No such file or directory

...and here you see why we so strongly encourage you to *not* to use 
path names with spaces -- in this case, your configure script has 
been confused by the spaces in the path name.

> configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing
> ... some more
> checking for working mmap... no
> checking for alarm... no
> configure: error: required library function not found

I would first move your source tree into a subdirectory of your MSYS 
$HOME, (which if you've installed correctly will be in a path with no 
spaces in the name).  However, I suspect that this will be the least 
of your problems; it looks like this package requires POSIX APIs 
which are available natively on MS-Windows, so you have some porting 
effort ahead.


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