[luatex] configure error on mingw

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Mar 17 19:08:53 CET 2010

On 17 March 2010 Peter Rolf wrote:

 > Am 17.03.2010 14:41, schrieb T T:
 > > On 17 March 2010 12:45, Peter Rolf <indiego at gmx.net> wrote:
 > >> mingw now comes with a simple installer. just download 'MinGW-5.1.6.exe'
 > > 
 > > Yes, I know, but I don't understand what it does. It puts some stuff
 > > in the registry, changes path, etc. and that bothers me. I want to use
 > > msys from usb stick, so I do it myself :)
 > >
 > it's more convenient this way, because the mingw installer also
 > updates the packages (only when called). the msys package itself
 > has no installer (it's not in the software list).  also: you use a
 > microsoft os and have security concerns about open source software?
 > :D

But the installer writes stuff to the registry without any good
reason.  It's useless if you want to run the software from a USB


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