Building the toolchain for powerpc-rtems4.7 on i686-pc-cygwin fails

Steve Strobel steve.strobel at
Tue Jan 10 00:12:31 UTC 2006

At 03:04 PM 1/8/2006, Avy Strominger wrote:
>   Hello everybody,
>   This is a re-post.  I posted the message a week 
> ago.  Unfortunately, nobody answered.  Is it possible to build 
> gcc-4.01 on cygwin for rtems-4.7?

My experience is that very few on the list use Cygwin, and aren't 
inclined to put time into figuring out problems that don't happen on 
Linux hosts (not that they don't want to help, but they don't even 
have a way to test without finding a Windows box and installing 
Cygwin on it).  My experience is that developing under Cygwin 
involves most of the complications of developing under Linux (you 
still have to deal with make, bash, scripts, etc), but has a variety 
of drawbacks (slower, less tested, possibly less stable, harder to 
find precompiled binaries for tools, etc).  If I had it to do again, 
I would take the plunge and get a Linux box going right away.  If you 
are hooked on a Windows code editor, you can access the source files 
over a network.  YMMV.


Steve Strobel
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