cygwin configure problem

Smith, Gene gene.smith at
Wed Aug 18 21:18:41 UTC 2004

Ian Caddy wrote, On 8/18/2004 12:50 AM:

> Hi Gene,
> Gene Smith wrote:
> <snip>
>>Yes, I could see it was reported but a definite reason was never given. 
>>(Sometimes shutting down virus checking and other programs helped.) Has 
>>anyone actually used cygwin to build and manage a successful rtems project?
> We have used Cygwin on both Win2K and WinXPPro for  building our RTEMS 
> projects without any problems.  We are still on a patched version of 
> 4.5.0 and are looking at upgrading sometime in the next 6 months or so 
> (just need some time) to the latest release.
> We have virus checkers on our machines and not had problems running the 
> builds, but from the posts in the past it only seemed to effect some 
> machines.
> I can build RTEMS while doing any number of other jobs on my computers 
> at the same time, admittedly, it is a lot slower, but it is possible.
> I also noted that you stated that in your configure, there was the 
> questions about a cross compiler.  I don't have your original message, 
> but when I did a configure this morning, I got the same message, but it 
> was for gcc which is the local gcc for the machine, not the actual m68k 
> cross compiler that we use for building our apps.

Hi Ian,
Yes I see the same "not cross compiling" message when I build the rtems 
kernel under linux redhat fc2 which, of course, works. So I guess it's a 
red herring.

> Let me know if we can be of any more help.

Thanks for the offer.

> regards,
> Ian Caddy

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