[Botan-devel] patch: configure.pl correctly detects mingw environment

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Tue Sep 30 09:52:39 EDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 02:36:14PM +0200, Zbigniew Zag??rski wrote:
> Hello,
> patch attached.

Hi Zbigniew,

Applied to mainline, thank you.

> Genesis: original configure.pl had problems detecting CPU and OS:
>    (warning): Could not determine CPU type  (try --cpu option)

That is actually strange; it should have at least found something via
$Config{'archname'}. Hrm.

> (autoconfig): Guessing to use gcc as the compiler (use --cc to set)
>    (warning): Unknown OS ('msys', 'mingw32_nt-5.1'), falling back to
> generic code
>    (warning): Enabling -fpermissive to work around possible GCC bug
> Change summary:
>  - recognize i686 as ia32 platform
>  - add new os type: mingw with aliases msys and mingw32
>  - *_win32 modules: enable on mingw OS
> PS.
> Intuition says that i686 should be detected as ia32 because it's
> submodel of ia32 but it doesn't happen.

Thanks for pointing this out. I agree. I think it is an easy change.

> FYI:
> On mingw
>  - uname -p says unknown
>  - uname -m says i686

Thanks. Normally I just use the MinGW compilers without MSYS (but
trying it out now).


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