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

Oh, didn't know that about  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:

> 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 and
> then re-run steup.  And get in the habit of using the
> cygwin home page and not 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
> > 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
> 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,
> 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.
>         Igor
> P.S. You may also remove your old cygwin tree at that
> point -- you won't need it anymore.

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