For the instructions posted below, I assume that you already have a working bash installation. See this post as well as this information (the last link is the newer information) to get a working bash version installed. You may need to disable DEP from boot.ini in order to get bash running.
The steps that I took before attempting to install any packages:
- Installed Interop System's installer and bash
- Installed the GNU SDK from the SFU installer
- Installed the following development-related packages: (everything on this list might not be needed)
- Renamed /bin/sh and replaced it with a symbolic link to /usr/local/bash (configure scripts usually crashed with a NT exception on the standard sh (ksh IIRC))
Using the normal "./configure", followed by "make && make install" procedure I have successfully compiled and installed the following applications: