Autoconf 2.69 and mingw

Chris Johns chrisj at
Thu Mar 21 21:01:34 UTC 2013

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 03/21/2013 02:35 PM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
>> Hi,
>> A user has complained that RTEMS fails to bootstrap using mingw on
>> account of no existing autoconf 2.69 package being available in mingw.
> It is available here:

This is cross-built and if it works it is by luck and not design. I now 
always build it from source on each host platform I use.

I find it funny autoconf allows cross-compiler type options when 
building itself and then its own configure script checks the build host 
for the location of executables and embeds the absolute paths of them in 
the cross-compiled output and does not complain.

>> Is this the case, and can we either provide a package from RTEMS or
>> another suitable workaround?
>> I'm also given to understand there may be some issues with m4 on
>> mingw, but I do not know the details.
> None, that I am aware about - In most cases, issues on MinGW are elsewhere.


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