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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Linux platform differences

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Linux platform differences
  • From: Bart Trojanowski <bart [ at ] jukie [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 15:00:35 -0400
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 2:26 PM, piper.guy1 <piper [ dot ] guy1 [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com> wrote:
>> Well, ethtool is a linux-specific tool to poke at network devices, so
>> I actually would expect it to include linux/* headers directly.   I
>> wouldn't hold much hope of compiling that on windows.
> I never said that I'm compiling under Windows. I'm compiling under
> Cygwin. Again, ethtool source requires /usr/include/linux. How do I
> get it?

Cygwin is not Linux.  Cygwin implements a POSIX environment on a
Windows kernel.  There is no Linux kernel to talk to, so there is no
point of having linux header files.

In other words: ethtool will not build on Windows.