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msvc: fix make MSVC=1 install
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We used to install into $HOME/bin/, which wreaks havoc with installed
versions of Git for Windows (because $HOME/bin is *prepended* to the
PATH, hence would override `git.exe` in Git Bash).

Let's align the MSVC case with the non-MSVC case and install into
/mingw64/bin/ (or /mingw32/bin/ in 32-bit Git for Windows SDKs) instead.

Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <>
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dscho committed Oct 31, 2017
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ifeq ($(uname_S),Windows)
pathsep = ;
# Assume that this is built in Git for Windows' SDK
ifeq (MINGW32,$(MSYSTEM))
prefix = /mingw32
prefix = /mingw64
# Prepend MSVC 64-bit tool-chain to PATH.
# A regular Git Bash *does not* have cl.exe in its $PATH. As there is a
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Looks good to me, @dscho! Thanks.

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