Build in msys2 shell fails

Gene Smith gds at
Sat Aug 20 01:54:26 UTC 2016

On 8/19/2016 8:47 PM, Gene Smith wrote:
> Installed msys2 on window 10 as recommended. The various "pacman" steps
> were not quite as straight forward as described on the msys2 website.
> However, I think I got it installed OK and it runs and all packages are
> up to date (including the additional packages required by RSB). Also
> installed the windows version of python2.
> However, when I run (in MSYS shell) a build with the same command line
> as on cygwin or linux but with the added options --without-python and
> --jobs=none, I immediately see this:
> error: failed to load Windows host support
> This is coming from builder file .../sb/ and indicates that it
> thinks the "" is "nt".
> I tried installing and using python3 and see the same thing.
> Also, running a MINGW64 shell does the same thing with both python
> versions. (No path entries to cygwin code are present.)
> Am I doing something wrong? (Haven't tried the msys python package which
> the documentation says doesn't work with RSB.)
> -gene

Don't know if this will go all the way, but after doing this the build 
has now started. Building binutils now...:

gene at hplt MINGW64 
$ pacman -S  mingw-w64-x86_64-python2


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