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Re: [h-e-w] Re: Building Emacs from CVS

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Re: Building Emacs from CVS
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 11:26:23 +0200

> From: Sean Sieger <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 15:32:43 -0500
>     5. download coreutils-5.3.0.exe from
> install it to
>     C:\GnuWin32\
> Why not MSYS from MinGW?

Because MSYS tools are known to break the Emacs build in some subtle

In general, MSYS is a package specifically tailored to support
building packages that need Autoconf and related Unix tools to be run
as part of the build.  Emacs does not belong to that category: to
build Emacs on Windows, you don't need a Unixy shell and you don't run
the Unix `configure' script.  Therefore, MSYS is not the right way to
go, and it's no surprise that it sometimes fail.

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