Many manuals and tutorials about cross compiling windows binaries with the MinGW toolchain pointing out /opt/mingw64 or /opt/mingw32.

E.g. like this

$ sudo PATH=$PATH:/opt/mingw64/bin make install

or here

CROSS_COMPILE="x86_64-w64-mingw32-" ./Configure mingw64 no-asm shared --prefix=/opt/mingw64

All these examples assume that the MinGW toolchain is installed by hand. What is now the equivalent if I installed the MinGW toolchain via apt?

update: To clarify this, I know my system and I know where things get installed. I ask more for the "best practice" to use them if I go the packed manager way. Think it's not the best question I ever made :)


I just installed the packages and it looks like it installs them into /usr if you install using the Software Center or apt. Below is the screenshot.


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  • Thank you, but this is obviously. – zzeroo Mar 28 '14 at 5:39

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