Re: compiling VIM in Mingw
- Martin Sweeney wrote:
> I have got a copy of VIM 6.2 source which I got from the www.vim.orgI was just able to reproduce this issue. I assume you are running under
> <http://www.vim.org> site and have built it on mingw 184.108.40.206 on msys
> 1.0.9 using the command:
> make -f Make-ming.mak GUI=no
> When I try to execute the outputted vim.exe file the editor wont load.
> However the executable appears to be valid as a vim --help and vim
> --version display the correct information. I also tried a
> 'which vim' to make sure that its not using another copy, which it isnt.
> I compiled vim using mingw-gcc.exe and with gcc.exe both give me the
> same result..
> Any ideas?
> Do I need to setup vim's vimrc file in order to get it to run?
the MSys rxvt terminal. Basically, if you run the newly compiled vim
under a regular windows console (cmd.exe or command.com) it will run
correctly. The problem it that the MSys environment is more like a
normal Unix (or Cygwin) environment.
I thought that to get a Vim that runs in the MSys rxvt you could just do
the normal Unix-style 'make', but apparently not. I just tried it and
get compile errors because both os_win32.h and os_unix.h are being
included, so the MSys rxvt is not a pure Unix environment like Cygwin.
I don't know what they did to compile the Vim 5.8 that comes as part of