g77 -mno-cygwin failed

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Sep 25 15:20:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Teun Burgers wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > "g77 -mno-cygwin" will most likely call
> > /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-mingw/3.3.1/f771.exe, which should be part of the
> > "gcc-mingw" package.  Unfortunately, "gcc-mingw" uses a weird packaging
> > scheme (a tarball inside a tarball), so you couldn't have used the package
> > search page to find that out.  Judging by the size of the tarball in the
> > latest "gcc-mingw-20030911-2" package (1.3M) vs. the one in 20020817-5
> > (2.1M), some files may be missing in the new version.
> There is a softlink missing in /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-mingw32/3.3.1 and
> hence missing in gcc-mingw-3.3.1-20030804.tar
> Making this softlink from within this subdir fixes the problem:
> ln -s ../../i686-pc-cygwin/3.3.1/f771.exe f771.exe
> Teun

No, no, no!  This will produce an executable linked with Cygwin (as can be
verified by running "cygcheck" on it).  You don't want that -- you want
MinGW executables to be regular Windows programs, using MSVCRT.DLL as
their C/Fortran runtime.
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