minGW-get, gcc-testing, dpkg-testing, 32-bit vs. 64-bit hosts, and autotools versioning

Chris Johns chrisj at rtems.org
Fri Mar 22 21:53:45 UTC 2013

Rempel, Cynthia wrote:
> I'm not really clear on what the argument here is about.  If we want prepackaged software for MSYS/MinGW it would seem reasonable to explore the minGW packaging software.
> One minGW packaging software I came across was the minGW-get for getting the package, further research is needed to determine what packaging software would be used to package for minGW-get.

This is a nice option and I like it. A suitable repo can be set up any 
where and provided as a community service. It does not need to be on the 
RTEMS servers.

> Although, when I replaced all instances of Autoconf-2.69 with Autoconf-2.62 and replaced all instances of Automake-1.12.6 with 1.11.2 rtems bootstrapped okay on Ubuntu 12.10, without special auto-tools, perhaps making that change in rtems.git would be worth exploring?

Good question.


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