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Re: cygwin.

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2001-04-22 23:33:52 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Branko =?ISO-8859-2?Q?=C8ibej?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>
>> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>
>>> I'm trying to build subversion under the latest cygwin environment.
>>> It would somehow make me feel all warm and fuzzy if I could have a
>>> Win32 client that doesn't require MSVC. Besides, I use cygwin a lot,
>>> and I'm not about to go purchase MSVC. :)
>>>
>>>
>>> When I run ./autogen.sh, the line
>>>
>>> aclocal -I ac-helpers
>>>
>>> Produces the error:
>>>
>>> aclocal: configure.in: 107: macro `AM_PROG_LIBTOOL' not found in library
>>
>> Short answer: Install libtool.
>
>
> I did -- I compiled and installed it from source, no problems! My
> bugs are still happening as you see them.

Weird.

>> By the way, AFAIK APR doeen's support cygwin right now.
>>
>
> Ouch. Man oh man, we've got to make this port work someday.

IIRC, the argument was that APR is a portable runtime, and it makes no
sense to make it run on top of another portable runtime (which cygwin
is, after all). I think I did suggest using "gcc -mno-cygwin" to avoid
the dependency on cygwin.dll, and the discussion stopped there.

Personally I'd prefer not to have to depend on MSVC for the Win32 port.
Maybe we should put that on the list of things to do for 1.0?

-- 
Brane �ibej
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