[fpc-devel] Is it possible to remove dependency on cygwin from freepascal ?

Bogusław Brandys brandys at o2.pl
Tue Apr 28 18:59:48 CEST 2009

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Bogusław Brandys said:
>> Interesting.I have :
>> D:\FPC\2.3.2\bin\i386-win32>fpc -i
>> Free Pascal Compiler version 2.3.1
>> Compiler Date      : 2009/04/27
>> Compiler CPU Target: i386
>> and:
>> D:\FPC\2.3.2\bin\i386-win32>grep -i cygwin *
>> Binary file cygiconv-2.dll matches
>> Binary file cygncurses-8.dll matches
>> Binary file cygwin1.dll matches
>> Binary file gdb.exe matches
>> Only gdb.exe need replacement ?
> The IDE can be compiled with and without gdb. Releases typically have GDB,
> snapshots not. 

oops,sorry. That was my mistake. I always make new snapshot from SVN and 
copy missing files from last release (which is used to compile SVN trunk 
version). So I guess there is no dependency on cygwin in SVN version ! 
Great ! The listed gdb.exe is really mingw32 based, I don't know why 
cygwin is an dependency here, but I moved cygwn libs to other diectory 
and gdb still works.


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