RE: [Fwd: Re: Installing root from source for MSVC]

From: Philippe Canal <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 10:21:01 -0500

To get a debug build set the variable ROOTBUILD to debug. Either

   export ROOTBUILD=debug

   make ROOTBUILD=debug


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From: [] On Behalf Of Marc de kamps
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 7:55 AM
Subject: [Fwd: Re: [ROOT] Installing root from source for MSVC]

Yes, that did it. Thanks ! (maybe worth adding to the web site info ?)

I want to make a debug version of root under windows, suitable for MSVC, using cygwin. Using the configure and build procedure gives me an optimized, no debug version.

Normally, I'd do this by specifying the flags in $CXXFLAGS, but that doesn't seem to work.

Best regards,



The problem is that cygwin has an excutable

which hides the executable we need here (link.exe from the Microsoft's compiler).
To solve the problem I usually simply do:   mv /bin/link.exe /bin/link_cygwin.exe

Philippe. Received on Fri Aug 19 2005 - 17:22:51 MEST

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