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|0001316||OCaml||OCaml general||public||2002-08-09 19:30||2002-08-19 10:37|
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|Summary||0001316: Bug (Windows Filenames)|
|Description||Full_Name: Burkhard Zimmermann|
Version: ocaml-3.05 source dist
OS: Windows XP Professional
Submission from: metis.risc.uni-linz.ac.at (126.96.36.199)
Building with Cygwin 1.1 fails during "make install" if you try to install to a
whose pathname contains a space character - like "/cygdrive/c/Program Files".
unpack the distribution, go to the ocaml-3.05 directory, execute:
./configure -prefix "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/ocaml-3.05" -no-tk
(sorry, I don't have the error message which I got any more.)
install to a directory whose path is free of space characters:
./configure -prefix "/cygdrive/c/ocaml-3.05" -no-tk
PS Sorry for bugging you with a problem caused by Microsoft and not by you...
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> Building with Cygwin 1.1 fails during "make install" if you try to
> install to a directory whose pathname contains a space character -
> like "/cygdrive/c/Program Files".
Right. Almost all Unix software (and this includes Cygwin) fails
miserably when told to install in directories containing spaces.
This is perhaps unfortunate, but so hard to fix and for such a small
benefit that you shouldn't expect an OCaml fix any time soon. Better
install OCaml in a directory with a "normal" Unix name, e.g. /usr/local.
(At any rate, I would advise against installing Cygwin binaries in
Program Files, which is better reserved for pure Windows software that
comes with an installer.)
Sorry for the inconvenience,
- Xavier Leroy
In the purest Unix tradition, installation dirs cannot currently contain spaces.
Working around this limitation would require Makefile work too painful to
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