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Date: 2003-02-10 (11:11)
From: Simon Kirby <simon@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] configure failure under cygwin when compiling ocaml
Hmmm... well spotted! There is definitely something going badly wrong 
with the configure script. Not sure quite what to do - I manage to get 
an older install of cygwin off another machine and it compiled OK - but 
got an error on first running about "pervasives.mli". 

Not sure what to do next - at the moment, I'm sticking with the native
windows port, but since I don't have VC++ I can't compile optimised
code, which is a pain.

Has anyone else had configure errors under the latest cygwin? Can anyone 
test this?


On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, Karl Zilles wrote:

> Simon Kirby wrote:
>  > I've used Ocaml happily under cygwin before, but just bought a new 
> machine and installed the latest cygwin (1.3.19-1) and latest ocaml 
> sources (3.06). I can't even run ./configure without an error:
>  >
>  > Configuring for a i686-pc-cygwin ...
>  > gcc found
>  > The C compiler is ANSI-compliant.
>  > Checking the sizes of integers and pointers...
>  > OK, this is a regular 32 bit architecture.
>  > 64-bit "long long" integer type found (printf with "%ll").
>  > This is a big-endian architecture.
> Configure thinks your machine is big-endian?  What exactly do you have 
> Cygwin installed on? :)  PCs are little endian.
> (This is where my configure output begins to differ from yours.  Perhaps 
> you could look into the big endian/little endian test that configure is 
> performing to see why it is getting so confused.)
> Karl

Simon Kirby              Language Evolution and Computation Research Unit
simon@ling.ed.ac.uk                   Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~simon/                  University of Edinburgh

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