cygwin does not compile

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Oct 13 16:28:00 GMT 2009

On Oct 13 18:24, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> I tried to compile cygwin src (current version) but failed.
> (By Corinna's request for console enhancements in a recent mail I felt compelled to 
> work on a patch for improved mouse support and cursor position enquiry, two features 
> I feel strongly missing.)
> Side note: First, I had to add g++ to my installation; maybe separate dependencies 
> for source packages in setup.hint might be a useful extension? I'm mentioning this 
> because the error might mean I'm missing some other prerequisite to compile cygwin.
> So after virtual hours, I got the following message:
> [...]
> -I/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/include -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions

	  gcc 4.3.4 is a prerequisit to build the latest Cygwin.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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