Just updated Cygwin and can't make with g++ command not found

Larry Hall cygwin-lh@cygwin.com
Thu Mar 25 07:01:00 GMT 2004

You don't need all of Cygwin's packages to be able to write, compile, and 
debug C++ code on Cygwin, no.  You can probably get by with a default 
installation plus 'gcc', 'gcc-g++', 'binutils', and 'gdb', depending on 
your needs.  That, of course, leaves out your favorite Cygwin-supported
editor, among other incidentals (or not so incidentals).

If you get two responses from me each time, it's because I do a "reply-all"
which sends to the list and you.  If you read the list, you may find it 
more convenient to just get your replies from there.  In that case, set
your "reply-to" option to the list and you'll just get one instead.  That's
what I do.


At 08:29 PM 3/24/2004, you wrote:
>Do I need those files for writing C++ code, compiling and debugging?
>By the way I always get two emails from you for each response-any idea why?
>At 08:25 PM 3/24/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>>Installing all of Cygwin's packages is quite large, yes.  .99GB doesn't
>>seem beyond reason to me.
>>X11R6 is the directory with X-windows binaries.
>>At 08:03 PM 3/24/2004, you wrote:
>>>Thanks, Larry
>>>I now have My usr file at .99GB is that normal?  With X11R6 at 147MB--what is this file?  I need to trim this whole thing back.  Cygwin is over 2 GB.
>>>At 10:14 PM 3/23/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>At 05:36 PM 3/23/2004, you wrote:
>>>>>Hi Larry,
>>>>>Well doesn't the installer install everything when you select "all"?
>>>>>When I first installed Cygwin last October I had no such problem.
>>>>If you're saying that you selected all packages for install now, then
>>>>yes, it should install everything.  If you're saying that you updated
>>>>the installation you made in October by rerunning setup now and
>>>>updating all your installed packages, then the answer is no, it will
>>>>not install everything.  The 'gcc' package has since been broken into
>>>>multiple packages from the one, monolithic package it used to be.  So,
>>>>without specifically installing 'g++', you will only update the 'gcc'
>>>>package, which does not contain 'g++'.
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