[PATCH 0 of 1] Enable building on MSYS/Cygwin shell using nativeGCC when configure executed via abs path.

Sisyphus sisyphus at dodo.com.au
Wed Jul 17 13:22:59 CEST 2013

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Donnelly"

> Can you please
> try my testcase and post your config.log?

Well .. it actually involves quite a lot of stuffing about for me to do
My ISP's technicians broke my satellite broadband connectivity last Thursday
night, and haven't yet restored it. As an interim measure I'm using a
dial-up connection on an old (non-networked) Windows 2000 box.
The internet connection frequently disconnects, and I'm transferring files
to my Windows 7 box via a USB stick.
I also never seem to get "patch" commands to work.

I was therefore waiting to see whether the gmp developers did, in fact,
agree with your assertion that this is something that should be addressed. I
didn't want to spend time checking this patch out if they had no intentions
of doing anything about it anyway.
Alas, no indications (yet) one way or the other wrt that.

I'm not so worried about checking whether the patch works as you claim -
I'll happily take your word for that. But (in the event that the developers
would contemplate using it) I'd like to verify that it doesn't break
anything for my builds of gmp and mpfr.

So ... having transferred the patch file across to my Windows 7 box, what's
the command that I run in order to apply that patch (using msys's patch.exe)


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