How to compile?

Greg Strong Greg Strong <>
Sat Dec 7 19:19:02 2002

Hash: SHA1

Hello Werner,

On Thu, 05 Dec 2002, at 19:30:03 [GMT +0100] your time you wrote in

WK> Thsi is usually done by cross-compiling it but it might be possible
WK> to do this with a Cygwin32 environemnt under Windows and using the
WK> mingw32/cpd kit - this is not the same you can download from
WK>  See doc/README/W32 for details on how to build GnuPG for
WK> Windows.

According to the "README.W32" file, it states the following:

"To build it, you need the MingW32/CPD kit, which is available at"

Well I've FTP'd to  and did NOT find the
"mingw32-cpd-0.3.2.tar.gz" file, but did find the file
"mingw32-cpd-0.3.1.tar.gz". The other 2 files are there except there is
no signature file.

So I have the following questions:

1) Why no "mingw32-cpd-0.3.2.tar.gz" file with associated signature

2) Can a person use the "mingw32-cpd-0.3.1.tar.gz" file to replace the
   "mingw32-cpd-0.3.2.tar.gz" file?
3) Why no signature files for "gcc-core-2.95.2.tar.gz" and

4) If I install the "mingw32-cpd-0.3.1.tar.gz",
   "gcc-core-2.95.2.tar.gz", & "binutils-2.9.1.tar.gz" files will I be
   able to compile GnuPG on a WinXP PC with the commands from
   "README.W32" file which are listed below?

   $ scripts/ --build-w32
   $ make
   $ mingw32 strip g10/gpg.exe
   $ cp g10/gpg.exe  /some_windows_drive/

   I would imagine the answer is yes because per the "README.W32" it
   states "Don't forget that MS-Windows ist just a temporary workaround until
   you can switch to a GNU system ;-)"

5) Are the install instructions included in the tar files?

- --
Best regards,

Greg Strong                     
TB! v1.62 Beta/17 on Windows XP Service Pack 1

PGP public keys:

Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (MingW32) - GPGshell v2.65
Comment: Greg Strong (Email Mail Lists KeyID 0xB1FE63FA)