[Gridflow-dev] [win32] Building on MinGW, possible?

federico mescalinum at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 19:38:02 EDT 2007

I'm trying to build GridFlow on Windows XP

I've built ruby-1.8.6 in the same environment (installed in C:/ruby)
also installed win32-process and windows-rp ruby extensions

when I launch configure, I get a strange error (unknown option "child#0")
looking at the configure source, I don't figure out where "child#0" came from.

it seems it can't create executables with gcc:
ls -l tmp
-rw-r--r--    1 user     Administ      158 Mar 25 00:33 3604.cpp

also if I hardcode in $conf:CC the full path to g++ it is the same...

also, a little note: on win32 executable always have a ".exe" suffix,
so even in the case it could create executables, then it won't be able
to run them

I hope someone could help, please.

----------- configure output: ------------

This is the GridFlow 0.9.0 configurator within Ruby version 1.8.6-2007-03-24
[gcc3] GNU C++ Compiler 3 (or 4):
unknown option "child#0"

unknown option "child#0"
--------------------------------------------> found

./configure:292:in `popen': No such file or directory - tmp/2716 (Errno::ENOENT)
        from ./configure:292
        from ./configure:920:in `[]'
        from ./configure:920:in `try'
        from ./configure:919:in `each'
        from ./configure:919:in `try'
        from ./configure:929
        from ./configure:929:in `each'
        from ./configure:929

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