Gnupg-users Digest, Vol 36, Issue 8

Alphax alphasigmax at
Wed Sep 20 07:10:08 CEST 2006

C Yohman wrote:
> Carlo's instructions worked. Thank you to everyone else. It works,
> except it failed one test. Is that test important?

It's a known issue with building on MSYS. The problem/fix is as follows:

> If you get 'FAIL: conventional-mdc.test' during the check phase of the
> build the problem is caused by dd.exe from coreutils-bin v5.3.0
> Sometimes the test passes sometimes fails.

You will need the Cygwin version of dd.exe; you can get it from at (Yahoo Groups).

Mica has put up the relevant instructions and files at based on the trial-and-error that a
number of people went through to get "native" building on W32 to work.

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