[vlc-devel] Cygwin compilation HOWTO

Mark Moriarty mfmbusiness at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 29 12:57:35 CET 2008

You are likely correct.

Back many moons ago I ran into some difficulties on a build, it was
recommended to include that set of switches, and things worked.  I believe,
though could well be wrong, that it was actually Gibalou who provided the
information that I needed.

Recently, when I updated Cygwin, I tried running the build script.  It
didn't build.  I once again added the host/build/target line, and, surprise,
it once again worked. 

I haven't had a reason to try removing the --target part, since it has
clearly not been causing harm (although, as I said, you may well be right
that it is extraneous).

I'll try removing it next time I need to do a configure.

-----Original Message-----
From: vlc-devel-bounces at videolan.org [mailto:vlc-devel-bounces at videolan.org]
On Behalf Of Remi Denis-Courmont
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 6:43 AM
To: Mailing list for VLC media player developers
Subject: Re: [vlc-devel] Cygwin compilation HOWTO

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 06:32:13 -0500, "Mark Moriarty"
<mfmbusiness at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Thanks, j-b.
> We'll need to add the git stuff (DL Cygwin git-related items, setup of
> including the couple of lines in Cygwin.bat).
> Also, for the main configure, for conistent success I've found 
> specifying the triplet necessary, so at least my configure starts:
>     ./configure \
>       --build=i686-pc-cygwin --host=i686-pc-mingw32
> --target=i686-pc-mingw32

As VLC is not a _compiler_ in any way, --target ought to be totally
meaningless. If it has any effect, it means there is a _bug_ in the
configure script.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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