Marat Radchenko wrote:
> config.mak.uname: provide a way to explicitely request MinGW build.
> This is required to perform Linux->MinGW crosscompilation.
> ---
> > Personally I don't see why ideally I shouldn't be able to build upstream Git
> > for Windows with mingw without leaving my Linux system.
> One day you might be able, but as of today...
> 1. Obtain x86_64-w64-mingw32 compiler for your *nix distro
>  * [Gentoo] emerge crossdev && crossdev -t x86_64-w64-mingw32
>  * [Debian/Ubuntu] apt-get install mingw-w64

Note that I didn't say 64-bit. Baby steps, first the tried-and-true 32-bit 

> 2. Apply patch from this email to Git sources (git/git or msysgit/git - 
> doesn't matter)

Funny I came with almost exactly the same patch.

> 3. `make CC=x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc MINGW=1`

I did:

% make CC=i486-mingw32-gcc NO_OPENSSL=1 NO_GETTEXT=1

But ideally it should be:

% make CROSS_COMPILE=i486-mingw32-

(or whatever the name of the suite)

> 4. Observe errors [1]

I see those errors with a 64-bit compiler, but not with the old 32-bit one.

> I would be happy to find out I'm doing something wrong -- Johannes says 
> building
> mingw64 Git is dirt-easy.

I get the same error. I've been cross-compiling since basically all my
professional life, so I don't think you are doing something wrong, it just
doesn't work.

Felipe Contreras
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