[PD] Compiling Externals using MinGW / MSYS on Windows
Fred Jan Kraan
fjkraan at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 23 20:07:22 CET 2016
On 2016-02-23 06:52 PM, Ricky Graham wrote:
>>> what my MinGW installer is telling me?
>> Probably because it is in the PATH earlier. What is the result of which make?
> The result is that MSYS requests Make version 3.8.1 at least to compile the source. Do you know how I can see / modify the path?
Sorry, I wasn't very clear. The command you should type is 'which make'.
It will give you the path to the active make.
>>> All the best,
>> Fred Jan
>> P.S. MinGW comes with a nice GUI tool to view and select packages.
> Yes, I’m using that (MinGW Installation Manager).
>> If I remember correctly, the MSYS subsystem has its own build chain containing other (older) versions. It should be used only to build MSYS, so you should deinstall these.
> The curious thing is that MSYS-Make is listed in the manager as version 3.81. However, MSYS shell lists Make as version 3.7. Are you saying I should uninstall these packages using the manager?
I checked it on my Windows build machine. What I had to uninstall were
the msys-binutils from the MSYS > MSYS System Builder. There are some
items installed from this subset, but not the bin-utils.
BTW, did you see http://www.mingw.org/wiki/Getting_Started?
> All the best,
Greetings & success,
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