Subject: Re: [boost] [build] bootstrap.sh is still broken
From: Nathan Ridge (zeratul976_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-28 19:14:48
>> Why should I install the posix emulator only in order to build boost?
>> I use boost starting from 1.41 version, and have always built it using
> Why use the posix emulator? Why use mingw at all? I confess to be
> totally n00b about this stuff, but if you want to build boost using gcc
> on windows, it would seem to make sense to me to install mingw and then
> do things The Mingw Way, no?
MinGW and MSYS are two different things.
MinGW is a Windows port of gcc.
MSYS is a Windows port of just enough of a Unix environment (shell,
coreutils, autotools and such) to build projects that use an autotools
(configure+make) build system on Windows.
The only relation between the two is:
- MSYS, and the original (and still most commonly used) variant of
MinGW, are made by the same group of people (MinGW.org)
- People who port Unix programs to Windows, or who just like
working in a Unix environment and need to work on Windows,
often use the two together.
However, you don't have to use the two together, and many don't.
> 2) Stephan's mingw distribution doesn't include gcc. I'm wondering how
> he expects things to work.
Huh? When I extract http://nuwen.net/files/mingw/mingw-11.2.exe, I
see a MinGW/bin/gcc.exe.