newbie - cygwin1.dll error

Tim Prince
Sun Nov 19 00:26:00 GMT 2000

A normal cygwin installation keeps its .exe's and .dll's (/usr/bin) off the System and User Environment paths.  That comes in handy
at times; e.g. when you have both MKS and cygwin installed together.  You are welcome to change that, but it doesn't happen unless
you do it yourself.  When you open a text window using the cygwin.bat icon, the cygwin paths are set up in that window.

The crtxx.o files (both the cygwin and the mingw versions) should appear in /usr/lib.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vulcan Helicopters" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, November 18, 2000 9:40 PM
Subject: newbie - cygwin1.dll error

> I have managed to get gcc to compile a program, but when I try and run it
> (by double clicking the .exe in explorer) I get the following error:
> A required .DLL file, CYGWIN1.DLL, was not found
> I have not installed the complete cygwin project, so this may be causing
> the problem.  If this is the case, which package do I need to install?
> If I compile it with
> g++ -mno-cygwin -o hello
> I get:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot open crt1.o: No such file or directory
> Once again I think this may be due to not having installed all of cygwin.
> (We have an extremely slow connection)
> Thanks
> wade

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