Differences with mingw.org cross-toolchain

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Feb 11 10:56:36 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:57:14PM +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 12:42:21AM +0100, Erik Leunissen wrote:
> > By "ordinary GCC" you mean "unaltered sources"?
> Yes - I mean we follow Fedora's GCC versions, which are snapshots of
> upstream GCC sources (not usually actual GCC releases because of a
> peculiarity with Fedora's relationship with GCC).
> > Do you happen to know whether the focus on Fedora and RHEL would
> > prohibit me from using it on openSuSE? (which is what I happen to use,
> > there's nothing much fundamental about that choice).
> We don't support anything except Fedora/RHEL/EPEL/CentOS/etc, but you
> are welcome to try it.  (See previous thread on this list about an
> Ubuntu user trying to install our RPMs using alien).

Worst case you could probably make it work by just re-building the
core toolchain (mingw32-runtime, -w32apis, -binutils and -gcc). The
actual cross-compiled packages should work just fine, since they're
obviously targetting Win32, not any Linux distro

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