Commit 6c06b142 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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nt/INSTALL: More details about problems with MSYS Bash.

Fixes: debbugs:8564
parent 0ba690bd
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use the normal installation instructions, ../INSTALL.
If you have a Cygwin or MSYS port of Bash on your Path, you will be
better off removing it from PATH.
better off removing it from PATH. (For details, search for "MSYS
sh.exe" below.)
1. Change to the `nt' directory (the directory of this file):
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for example). Also see the Trouble-shooting section below if you
decide to go ahead and use Cygwin make.
In addition, using 4NT or TCC as your shell is known to fail the build
process, at least since 4NT version 3.01. Use CMD.EXE, the default
Windows shell, instead. MSYS sh.exe also appears to cause various
problems. If you have MSYS installed, try "make SHELL=cmd.exe" to
force the use of cmd.exe instead of sh.exe.
In addition, using 4NT or TCC as your shell is known to fail the
build process, at least since 4NT version 3.01. Use CMD.EXE, the
default Windows shell, instead. MSYS sh.exe also appears to cause
various problems, e.g., it is known to cause failures in commands
like "cmd /c FOO" in the Makefiles, because it thinks "/c" is a
Unix-style file name that needs conversion to the Windows format.
If you have MSYS installed, try "make SHELL=cmd.exe" to force the
use of cmd.exe instead of the MSYS sh.exe.
sh exists no sh
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