"#!..." (Re: cabal configure screw-up)
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Sat Aug 27 08:34:15 EDT 2005
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 10:38:42AM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> I think we just have to accept that windows doesn't understand the #!
Indeed. (though the original setting was MinGW+MSYS, not Cygwin)
> If fact cabal packages that use configure scripts are not going to be
> portable to windows anyway since we cannot assume that users have
> MinGW/cygwin installed. That is one of the reasons to favour the simple
> cabal build system, because it will work on windows without any unix
> utiities like sh & make etc.
For some packages that interface to C libraries, configure solves a
real problem on Unix systems, and we need a way to solve that problem
on Win32. It might be enough to include Win32 versions of the files
that configure generates, and on Win32 to just copy those instead of
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