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sr #108033: checking how to run the C preprocessor does not work

Submitter:  Vincent Belaïche <vincentb1>
Submitted:  Sun 22 Apr 2012 06:25:36 AM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Works For Me
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  None
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Mon 23 Apr 2012 03:55:00 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for the report.  As I see it, this is not a bug in autoconf, but a limitation of your chosen development platform, and you have done the correct workaround.  I don't see how autoconf can change anything to react better to mingw without some user intervention in setting up your mingw environment to match layouts more typical of common porting environments, so for now I'm closing this as works-for-me.

Eric Blake <ericb>
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Sun 22 Apr 2012 06:25:36 AM UTC, original submission:  


I am trying to run configure on mpeg4ip- for a MSWindows XP, with mingw build system, platform.

configure finds out that the preprocessor is /lib/cpp, but this file does not exist, and this cause a failure on cpp sanity checks.

Actually cpp in in my PATH, and just typing cpp is enough to launch it. So I worked around the issue by adding

export CPP=/mingw/bin/cpp.exe

in my `~/.bash_profile'.

Vincent Belaïche <vincentb1>


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