[Gc] Re: [bdwgc] autoconf failures on mingw (#16)

Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll juanjose.garciaripoll at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 01:44:20 PDT 2012

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Bruce Mitchener wrote:

> Isn't this just the same old "you need to have pkg-config installed" thing
> as always? that's the issue on OS X.

Hi Bruce, you are right (I cc. to the mailing list because it solves the

I wasn't aware that bdwgc needs pkg-config. It is not even documented in
the autogen.sh script  nor in the installation instructions nor in the
github incidence but yes, after manually installing pkg-config in cygwin,
autogen.sh seems to work.

This rules out, however, installation under mingw of clean sources -- one
has to install cygwin and configure there in order to build with mingw,
which is kind of annoying


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