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RE: gcc doesn't work but seemed to install fine...
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Barry Buchbinder <bbuchbinder at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 10:01:37 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: gcc doesn't work but seemed to install fine...
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Oh, didn't know that about download.com. What threw me off was the
subject -- one can read it as "gcc installed fine", so I assumed she
actually explicitly installed gcc... My bad.
On Tue, 24 Sep 2002, Barry Buchbinder wrote:
> download.com just points to setup.exe on the cygwin
> home page so what she got was up to date but
> incomplete. Betty didn't see the instructions for how
> to install so didn't install gcc and man, as neither
> gcc nor man are part of the base install. Betty
> should see the the installation instructions on the
> cygwin home page http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ and
> then re-run steup. And get in the habit of using the
> cygwin home page and not download.com when dealing
> with cygwin.
> - Barry
> On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Betty Cheung wrote:
> > Hi, all,
> > I installed cygwin 1.3.1 whole package on my PC with windows XP from
> > download.com as instructed and started cygwin from my desktop. But when I
> > compile a c program: gcc try.c -o try.exe, I got "bash: gcc: command not
> > found", then I typed 'man gcc' I got "bash: man: command not found".
> > Could anybody tell me how to use gcc with cygwin? any demo for that?
> > Many Thanks!
> > Betty
> It looks like your Cygwin was not set up properly (missing or incorrect
> $PATH, etc). This could have something to do with the fact that you
> didn't get it from an official Cygwin mirror... Also, 1.3.1 is OLD, OLD,
> Here's what you can do:
> Rename your current cygwin directory (to "cygwin.old", for example).
> Go to http://cygwin.com/ , click on "Install Cygwin now", and download
> setup.exe. Follow the instructions to upgrade your Cygwin to 1.3.12-4
> (which is the latest for now; 1.3.13 may be released soon). You may
> choose any mirror. Also install gcc-2.95.3-5 (or you may try your luck
> with 3.2-1), and any other packages you think you need (e.g., man, less,
> etc). Move any files you created from your old cygwin tree to the new
> one. Then try your compilation again.
> P.S. You may also remove your old cygwin tree at that
> point -- you won't need it anymore.
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