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Subject [GitHub] [incubator-nuttx] patacongo edited a comment on pull request #1066: Convert WINTOOL to Kconfig variable(CYGWIN_WINTOOL)
Date Mon, 18 May 2020 21:17:38 GMT

patacongo edited a comment on pull request #1066:

   There is some issues about whether WINTOOL must be set for MSYS2 as well as WINTOOL.
   1. Symlinks:  If CYWGIN is used, symbolic links are used unless WINTOOL is defined then
directories are copied.  MSYS2 doesn't support symobolic links.  The 'ln' comman works but
always does a directory copy.  So WINTOOL is not needed for symbolic links with MSYS2.
   2. Path  Conversions:  Both CYGWIN and MSYS2 support cygpath.  All toolchain paths must
be converted to Windows paths using cygpath for for both CYGWIN and MSYS2.  But WINTOOL was
never set for MSYS2.  I don't know how that worked???  I did have to do a fix for this in
boards/ recently with regard to the ZDS-II toolchain which always wants Windows paths
for either CGYWIN or MSYS2.
   I don't understand how MSYS2 with a native toolchain works.  I had no problems with the
MSYS ZDS-II build other with boards/
   I suppose I should do some experimentation because I have both on all of my Windows machines.

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