Win64 packages

Farkas Levente lfarkas at
Thu Feb 12 13:53:51 UTC 2009

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Note that the directory layout for mingw64 is somewhat different from
> mingw32.  I arrived at what I think is the right structure after
> extensive discussions and help from members of the mingw-w64 project.
>   /usr/x86_64-pc-mingw32/sys-root/      (prefix & sysroot)
>     share
>     x86_64-pc-mingw32
>     mingw -> x86_64-pc-mingw32
>   /usr/x86_64-pc-mingw32/sys-root/x86_64-pc-mingw32     (exec_prefix)
>     bin                                                 (bindir)
>     include                                             (includedir)
>     include64 -> include
>     lib                                                 (libdir)

can you explain it a bit?
why mingw32 and not mingw64?

why /usr/x86_64-pc-mingw32/sys-root/x86_64-pc-mingw32 and not

anyway the same question apply to mingw32 why
/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/sys-root/mingw/ and why not

why put share one level ip?

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