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Re: "hello world" does not compile

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 06:11:17PM -0800, Skelmax wrote:
>I am new to gcc. I wrote my first program:
>/* File: hello_world.c */
>#include <stdio.h>
>   printf("Hello world!\n");
>This program is saved in a file: test.c, which is located in
>C:\cygwin\bin directory.  But whenever I am trying to compile it with
>this line:
>c:\cygwin\bin>gcc test.c -o test.exe
>I am getting this error:
>GCC: installation problem, cannot exec `as': No such file or directory
>Moreover, I am getting the same error, if I will try to compile the
>above program with this line too: c:\cygwin\bin>gcc test.c
>The error message does not give me any chance to figure out what is
>wrong.  Where this 'as' came from?  It is nowhere in my program.
>Please help me ;-)

You've downloaded only bits and pieces of what you need.  Since you are
new to both gcc and to cygwin (it seems) you should REALLY download the
entire package, not just the 'gcc' part.

If you really really must download only what you need, the part that
you are missing is 'binutils'.  I suspect that you are probably also
missing things like 'w32api' and 'mingw' as well.


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