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MSYS Tips

Overview

This document provides tips for using MSYS.

Installing Mingw Binaries

As far as I can tell, binaries downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/ seem to expect to be exploded under /usr

LZMA

Extract .tar.lzma files with:

   $ lzma -d -c target.tar.lzma | tar -x

Altering the Path

The path is defined in /etc/profile

Intltool source (intltoolize)

  • ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/intltool/

It seems version 0.15 builds, also 0.30, might have difficulties satisfying the requirements of later versions. (Version 0.31.3 onwards seem to require Perl XML::Parser)

-- Frank Dean - 20 Oct 2009