gcc 3.2 and symbolic links problem

Larry Hall cygwin-lh@cygwin.com
Sat Sep 6 23:39:00 GMT 2003

This is Mingw's gcc.  You need to make sure you invoke Cygwin's gcc.
It will understand the symlink.


At 07:18 PM 9/6/2003, Gerry Reno you wrote:
>The error looks like:
>$ ls -l myfile.c
>lrwxrwxrwx    1 greno    None          110 Sep  6 19:06 myfile.c ->
>gcc -c myfile.c -o myfile.o
>gcc.exe: myfile.c: No such file or directory
>gcc.exe: no input files
>$gcc --version
>gcc.exe (GCC) 3.2.3 (mingw special 20030504-1)
>--- Gerry Reno <grenoml@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>   I recently upgraded to cygwin 1.5.3 and to Mingw 3.0.0 and I now
>> notice that gcc will fail when trying to compile files that are
>> symlinks.  I tried deleting and recreating the link - still fails.  I
>> can read all the files and use all other tools with these symlinks. 
>> Has anyone else seen this problem with gcc 3.2?
>> thx,
>> Gerry Reno

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