Building on Windows from scratch - guile problem SOLVED

Gary Bilkus mail at
Thu Jan 16 10:06:55 EST 2014

On 16/01/2014 13:26, Geert Janssens wrote:
> Gary,
> While looking at your changes I noticed you changed two lines in the 
> vbs script.
> One is that you added my repository/branch in a comment. That's ok and 
> makes it easier for others to start.
> The second is to install msys-patch. Is there a reason you do this in 
> the vbs script and not in ?
> Geert
Hi Geert.
The reason I added in msys-patch to my version of your script is so that 
the instructions I posted on the wiki would work, since they tell you to 
run your vbs script and then run patch against the 2.6 repo with my 
patchfile, and that doesn't work if you don't yet have patch installed.

Of course, as and when there's a git repo with the patches already 
incorporated, that step is no longer needed and nor is patch. But it 
doesn't do much harm to leave it around, and would make it easier for 
people who have to play catch-up the next time a downstream dependency 
gets broken.

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