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RE: Can't build cygwin from CVS: configure error

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:

> > On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Hannu E K Nevalainen wrote:
> >
> > > $ cvs -z3 co winsup
> > >
> > This gives you everything you need.  I just tested it.
>  It didn't at the time when I was doing it, as cgf pointed out in another
> posting. YAO
> > > To get the cvs /src level stuff (configure among other things) I did
> > > $ cvs -z3 co .
> > >
> > > and then hit CTRL-C when it had arrived... (I guess there is a
> > > better way, but I didn't bother tonight)
> > >
> > Don't do that.
> Hit CTRL-C or "co ." ?
> CTRL-C; I realised there were possible problems, yes. :-P
> Not all software handle this well.
> But I DO expect CVS to be more robust than so - in general, keeping in mind
> how many users there is (potentially at least).


cvs is robust enough, but you don't need to "co .".  Simply "cvs co
winsup; mkdir ../build; cd ../build; ../src/winsup/configure
--prefix=/usr/install --enable-debugging -v; make", and you should be good
to go.  If you need to do anything else, it's a bug.

> Ok. "--enable-debugging" is all over the lower level configure scripts, nut
> NOT in the root level one - which was the only one I checked yesterday.

You don't need the root level configure.

> I think I'll do a cleanup and restart it all over again, cvs checkout and
> all.

Yes, this might be a good idea.
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