The following is an installation report of attempting to compile chicken from git using mingw-msys on 17-Mar-2010. The topmost entry in the git log is: commit 590e58d9cfaed30d1b79abcc8bab4c13b80691ce Author: felix
Date: Fri Mar 12 07:51:21 2010 +0100 same for chicken-status and chicken-uninstall Here are the steps I followed to create chicken: git clone http://chicken.wiki.br/git/chicken-core.git cd chicken-core make PLATFORM=mingw-msys confclean make PLATFORM=mingw-msys PREFIX=/usr/local bootstrap make PLATFORM=mingw-msys PREFIX=/usr/local CHICKEN=./chicken-boot make PLATFORM=mingw-msys PREFIX=/usr/local install During the execution of the last command, it is reported: Error: (directory) cannot open directory: "/usr/local/lib/chicken/5" However, this doesn't really seem to be a problem, because if I type: ls /usr/local/lib/chicken/5 I obtain the listing: chicken.import.so posix.import.so srfi-14.import.so csi.import.so regex.import.so srfi-18.import.so data-structures.import.so scheme.import.so srfi-4.import.so extras.import.so setup-api.import.so srfi-69.import.so files.import.so setup-api.so tcp.import.so foreign.import.so setup-download.import.so types.db irregex.import.so setup-download.so utils.import.so lolevel.import.so srfi-1.import.so ports.import.so srfi-13.import.so The interpreter works OK. If I type: csi I am greeted with the prompt: CHICKEN (c)2008-2010 The Chicken Team (c)2000-2007 Felix L. Winkelmann Version 4.4.1 windows-mingw32-x86 [ manyargs dload ptables ] compiled 2010-03-17 on EMEAGBRABSLT001 (MINGW32_NT-5.1) Compilation is problematical, though. If I have the file hello.scm: (write-line "chicken scheme says hello") and type: csc hello.scm I obtain the response: The system cannot find the path specified. Error: shell command terminated with non-zero exit status 1: ""\usr\local\bin\chicken.exe" "hello.scm" -output-file "hello.c"" The problem is due to the use of backslashes. It should be noted that I am typing the commands from MSYS shell, where forward slashes are expected. If I run csi and csc from a normal DOS shell, then I get the same responses. In DOS, although the backslashes are correct, the filepath isn't. It's actually in: C:\msys\1.0\local\bin One philosophical problem to resolve is whether chicken development should be done from a DOS shell, or a MSYS shell. I am inclined to say the latter, as that is the normal development environment for MINGW.