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Re: gcc doesn't work but seemed to install fine...

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
> 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 , 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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