How ask a question on Tkgate for Cygwin ?

Rémi 2005
Sun May 31 10:57:00 GMT 2015

I've worked hard and I found some responses alone. But it's not enough...
Cygwin doesn't find the make command but I've added to Cygwin the "make" and
the "gcc g++ compiler". And now, when I run "configure", Cygwin try to
compile Tkgate. In contrast, it can't be make it ! And it answer "no
makefile" (" make: *** Pas de cible spécifiée et aucun makefile n'a été
trouvé. Arrêt." In French). Well, I'm blocked now, so it's why I've copied
the results of the compilation of tkgate.
Thanks in advance if you can help me,
PS :Sorry for the English mistake...
		Results of tkgate compilation
J@PC_Salon ~
$ cd tkgate-2.0-b10

J@PC_Salon ~/tkgate-2.0-b10
$ ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for g++... g++
checking for C++ compiler default output file name... a.exe
checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables... .exe
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking for bison... no
checking for byacc... no
checking for flex... no
checking for lex... no
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for ranlib... (cached) ranlib
checking build system type... ./config.guess: unable to guess system type

This script, last modified 2003-07-02, has failed to recognize
the operating system you are using. It is advised that you
download the most up to date version of the config scripts from

If the version you run (./config.guess) is already up to date, please
send the following data and any information you think might be
pertinent to <> in order to provide the needed
information to handle your system.

config.guess timestamp = 2003-07-02

uname -m = x86_64
uname -r = 2.0.2(0.287/5/3)
uname -s = CYGWIN_NT-6.1
uname -v = 2015-05-08 17:00

/usr/bin/uname -p = unknown
/bin/uname -X     =

hostinfo               =
/bin/universe          =
/usr/bin/arch -k       =
/bin/arch              = x86_64
/usr/bin/oslevel       =
/usr/convex/getsysinfo =

UNAME_RELEASE = 2.0.2(0.287/5/3)
UNAME_VERSION = 2015-05-08 17:00
configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one

J@PC_Salon ~/tkgate-2.0-b10
$ make
make: *** Pas de cible spécifiée et aucun makefile n'a été trouvé. Arrêt.

J@PC_Salon ~/tkgate-2.0-b10
		End of results tkgate compilation 

-----Message d'origine-----
De : David Stacey [] 
Envoyé : dimanche 31 mai 2015 01:01
À :
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Objet : Re: How ask a question on Tkgate for Cygwin ?

On 29/05/2015 22:23, Rémi Anjou wrote:
> What is the procedure to install Tkgate with the Cygwin version 2.871 ?

tkgate isn't present as a Cygwin package, so you will have to build it from
source yourself. tkgate compiles out of the box under Cygwin. 
However, Fedora carries four patches [1], and you may consider looking at
these to see if they are applicable for Cygwin.

Here are the commands I used to compile tkgate:

     tar -xf tkgate-2.0-b10.tgz
     cd tkgate-2.0-b10/

Then I ran the application like this:

     XWin -multiwindow &
     export DISPLAY=:0.0
     ./src/tkgate/tkgate &

The tkgate application started, and I was presented with a window containing
a number of electrical circuit diagrams. However, tkgate isn't an
application I'm familiar with, so I stopped there.

You could also install it into your Cygwin installation (although I didn't
try this):

     make install

Hope this helps,


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