September 22nd, 2003, 07:09 AM
How do I emulate Unix without installing Linux or Cygwin? I need to use gcc, make. Is there free unix host for compiling C programs?
September 22nd, 2003, 07:19 AM
Obviously you are not developing in in *nix, but are trying to use a program written for it. It ain't likely to work, *nix uses different executable formats and you are very unlikely to get anything compiled in any version of *nix to run in Windows without using something exactly like cygwin. My suggestion: Just install cygwin and do the work there. It is rather painless and works fine.
September 22nd, 2003, 07:25 AM
Installing cygwin worked only for the minimal install. Every time i try to install more packages the installer hangs on the select packages step. Even after uninstalling everything and reinstalling. I checked the log and it said:
I tried different ftp mirrors, but it always hangs!
September 22nd, 2003, 07:29 AM
Did you post to their mailing list with your problem? I am sure they are interested in what it is.
September 22nd, 2003, 07:31 AM
No, but I will do that now.
September 22nd, 2003, 07:36 AM
The MinGW (minimalist GNU for Windows) compiler is a Windows hosted GCC compiler. While it uses the GNU libstdc++, it does not use GNU libc or libm (C runtime), instead it uses the MSVCRT.DLL. However since both libraries are largely ANSI compliant, this should present few difficulties.
There is a great IDE package (considering that it is free) called Dev-C++ from Bloodshed Software that includes MinGW , but will also work with Cygwin. If you download this package you need not get MinGW separately. MinGW currently implements GCC 3.2.
Dev-C++ is user supported at:
Last edited by clifford; September 22nd, 2003 at 07:38 AM.