[SDL] Re: SDL Install/Build problem with MingW & MSys

Atrix Wolfe atrix2 at cox.net
Thu Jan 30 14:06:02 PST 2003


power to ya, im doing the same thing and in fact for the same reason.  When
i installed for me it just worked so i didnt know how to help you trouble
shoot.  Glad that its working better for you now.

----- Original Message -----
From: "TomR" <trowt at directlink.net>
To: <sdl at libsdl.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:09 AM
Subject: Re: [SDL] Re: SDL Install/Build problem with MingW & MSys


> Thanks for the reply!
> I've used CygWin in the past and was trying MSys/MingW because all I
really
> need is GCC... I've got MSVC++ 5, but wanted to try GCC to get away from
the
> hand-holding of MS.
>
> As noted in my self-reply, I feel the SDL docs are not at all newbie
> friendly, even to someone that's done other kinds of programming before.
>
> Maybe I just expected too much of the existing docs.
>
>
> Thanks again!
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Calvin Spealman" <calvin at ironfroggy.com>
> To: <sdl at libsdl.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:49 AM
> Subject: [SDL] Re: SDL Install/Build problem with MingW & MSys
>
>
> > I think you would have better luck with cygwin, which uses MingW, but
> > also includes a more complete UNIX set of tools which help a lot.
> >
> > TomR wrote:
> > > Hi all!
> > > Big-time newb here, so please bear with me.
> > >
> > > I'm having no luck getting SDL to install/build on my system.
> > > Info:
> > > WindowsXP Home
> > > MingW32  2.0.0.3 (from Latest Releases at
> > > http://www.mingw.org/download.shtml )
> > > MSys  1.0.8 (from Latest Releases at
> http://www.mingw.org/download.shtml )
> > > SDL  1.2.5a (Win32 Development Library SDL-devel-1.2.5a-mingw32.tar.gz
> from
> > > http://www.libsdl.org/download-1.2.php )
> > >
> > >
> > > What I did:
> > > I installed MingW32 to c:\mingw
> > > I installed MSys to c:\msys
> > > --Msys install routine apparently found MingW, as my /etc/fstab
already
> has
> > > "c:/mingw mingw" set up.
> > > I unzipped the SDL archive to /home/[username]/SDL
> > > After getting an error, I found
> http://www.libsdl.org/extras/win32/gcc.html
> > > I used the "Native win32 for MingW build environment, BUT...
> > > --Since I already had MingW installed and mounted and in my Win32
PATH,
> Step
> > > 3 seemed unnecessary
> > > --Step 4 - There is _no_ /mingw/bin/make.exe - just the
> mingw32-make.exe -
> > > so I can't do this step
> > > --Step 5 - Having already unzipped SDL-devel-1.2.5a-mingw32.tar.gz to
> > > /home/[username]/SDL, I tried running
> > > ---- "./configure && make && make install" as directed with the
> following
> > > output and error (dashes added)
> > > --------$ ./configure && make && make install
> > > --------loading site script /etc/config.site
> > > --------loading cache ./config.cache
> > > --------checking host system type... i686-pc-mingw32
> > > --------checking target system type... i686-pc-mingw32
> > > --------checking for a BSD compatible install... /bin/install -c
> > > --------checking whether build environment is sane... yes
> > > --------checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
> > > --------checking for working aclocal... missing
> > > --------checking for working autoconf... missing
> > > --------checking for working automake... missing
> > > --------checking for working autoheader... missing
> > > --------checking for working makeinfo... found
> > > --------checking for gcc... gcc
> > > --------checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... yes
> > > --------checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) is a cross-compiler...
> no
> > > --------checking whether we are using GNU C... yes
> > > --------checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
> > > --------checking for working const... yes
> > > --------checking for sdl-config... no
> > > --------checking for SDL - version >= 1.2.3... no
> > > --------*** The sdl-config script installed by SDL could not be found
> > > --------*** If SDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
> > > --------*** your path, or set the SDL_CONFIG environment variable to
the
> > > --------*** full path to sdl-config.
> > > --------configure: error: *** SDL version 1.2.3 not found!
> > >
> > >
> > > Now, I'm sure I've just made a really silly newb mistake...
> > > ... if I could just get someone to point out what that is, I'd be
> eternally
> > > greatful.
> > > Hopefully I've included enough details, but if not, I'll be happy to
> include
> > > any other details you might need.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance!
> > > TomR
> >
> >
> >
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