gcc for windows

Sisyphus sisyphus1@optusnet.com.au
Mon Mar 31 07:25:00 GMT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
>> C:\_64\C>type try.c
>> #include <stdio.h>
>> int main() {
>>    printf("hello world\n");
>>    return 0;
>> }
>> C:\_64\C>x86_64-pc-mingw32-gcc -o try.exe try.c
>> x86_64-pc-mingw32-gcc: CreateProcess: No such file or directory
> This issue was fixed so that access() is always properly handled.

I removed my existing installations of mingw64 (none of which worked, 
anyway). And I downloaded mingw-w64-bin-x86_64-mingw_20080320.tar.bz2 from 
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=202880&package_id=245516&release_id=546049 .

I'm on an AMD64 box - I think that was binary I was supposed to grab. 
(Please let me know if I've gone off and found the wrong file.)

I unpacked that tarball to C:\_64\mingw64 and prepended C:\_64\mingw64\bin 
to my path. The following looks right to me:

C:\_64\C>gcc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: x86_64-pc-mingw32
Configured with: 
../gcc/configure --target=x86_64-pc-mingw32 --prefix=/tmp/win64
root --with-sysroot=/tmp/win64root --host=x86_64-pc-mingw32 --disable-nls --with
-gmp=/tmp/mathwin64 --with-mpfr=/tmp/mathwin64
Thread model: win32
gcc version 4.4.0 20080320 (experimental) (GCC)

Unfortunately, trying to build my 'hello' program still fails in exactly the 
same way as before.

C:\_64\C>gcc -o try.exe try.c
gcc: CreateProcess: No such file or directory

If that's not the access() problem, then it must be something else :-)

I'll try googling that error and chasing it down - though I'm anticipating 
it will be a wild goose chase.

Any advice on things to try will be gratefully accepted.

Thanks for the link, NightStrike - it was worth a shot. (And, I might even 
have some success, yet, if I persevere.)


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