Building 4.6.0pre4 with Cygwin on windoze9x

Phil Torre ptorre at
Tue Jul 29 18:52:09 UTC 2003

I'm trying to build the toolchain for 4.6.0pre4, and Cygwin is
sucking my will to live.  Details:

binutils/gcc/newlib/rtems from the cd-working directory on

Originally tried to build on a windoze95 machine using a pretty old
copy of Cygwin (1.1.3 or so).  The builds would fail in various places
like "configure checking how long a command line can be", by simply
locking up tight and requiring the three finger salute.

The next attempt was building the same source against a newer Cygwin
(1.3.22 this time), on an NT4 box.  Everything built without error,
but the resulting binaries don't run on our windows98 machines (which
sadly they must).  They just dump core.

Tried the build on a windows98 box with Cygwin 1.3.22, and got the
same lock-ups as in the first round.

I don't see anything on the Cygwin list or here that sounds like a
similar problem.  Any hints from those more knowledgable of Cygwin
would be greatly appreciated.



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