Autoconf 2.69 and mingw

Rempel, Cynthia cynt6007 at
Fri Mar 22 19:57:50 UTC 2013

Hi Thomas Dörfler,

Does the source-builder work on minGW? This might be a question for Chris Johns...

On Ubuntu it can build the auto-tools, expat (don't know why it's needed), and all the build-tools.

If it doesn't, we could add that to the "wish-list"

Cynthia Rempel
From: rtems-devel-bounces at [rtems-devel-bounces at] on behalf of Thomas Dörfler [Thomas.Doerfler at]
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 6:43 AM
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Subject: Re: Autoconf 2.69 and mingw


I don't know about mingw auto* packaging, but for me this is another
indication that we should in the future leave the path of basing our
tools on the host packaging system.

Looking at this auto* version issue, the discussion about libraries not
being present on a certain host etc, we should move to provide our tools
as packaging-independent tarballs.

This means:
- building GCC and tools with statically linked libraries (no more
dependency on DLLs except libc)

What I would expect from this would be:
- have ONE tarball fit all Linux flavours (and for each major host family)
- get less problem reports due to packaging incompatibilites
- have repeatable results when compiling even on different hosts

I know this is a big step, but I don't really see what major reasons
stand against this.



On 21.03.2013 14:35, 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.
> 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.
> -Gedare
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