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Old 12-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question about building a Linux hosted, Mingw-targeted cross compiler

So, I'm in the process of building a Linux host, Mingw-targeted cross compiler and I'm using these threads as a guide:

Both include making this symbolic link:

ln -s w32api-3.11 w32api

but neither thread clearly states where to make the link AND both threads imply that link should be made in two different places.

So, what's the dealio with that link?


Old 12-11-2008, 09:33 PM   #2
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I think that the link needs to be in a directory called /usr/local/mingw32/include. The other possibility is /usr/local/mingw32 but the include file is more likely.

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I now know why that link is needed.

It's supposed to be at the same level where the w32api tarball was extracted:

$ tar zxf w32api-blah.tar.gz
$ ln -s w32a-i-blah w32api

Why? Because the build of the Mingw runtime depends on a directory called w32api to be present.




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