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RE: gcc doesn't work but seemed to install fine...
- From: Barry Buchbinder <bbuchbinder at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 07:08:08 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: RE: gcc doesn't work but seemed to install fine...
I didn't know that about download.com either. I was
interested in seeing if they supplied source so I
looked and that was what I found.
--- Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
> > home page so what she got was up to date but
> > incomplete. Betty didn't see the instructions for
> > to install so didn't install gcc and man, as
> > gcc nor man are part of the base install. Betty
> > should see the the installation instructions on
> > cygwin home page http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
> > then re-run steup. And get in the habit of using
> > 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
> > 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 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.
> > Igor
> > P.S. You may also remove your old cygwin tree at
> > point -- you won't need it anymore.
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