Mingwin does not seem to know where its headers live.

Mo DeJong mdejong@cygnus.com
Thu Apr 13 08:46:00 GMT 2000

I am trying to compile this code.

BASH.EXE-2.03$ cat WIN32.C
#include <string.h>
#include <direct.h>

int main(int argc, char ** argv) {
    return 0;

When I build with mingwin, it bails out
saying it can not find direct.h.

BASH.EXE-2.03$ gcc -mno-cygwin -c WIN32.C
WIN32.C:2: direct.h: No such file or directory

But, if I provide the fully qualified path name
of mingwin's header directory it compiles.

BASH.EXE-2.03$ gcc -mno-cygwin -c WIN32.C

Why does mingwin not know where its own
headers live? Am I doing something wrong?

Mo Dejong
Red Hat Inc.

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