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RE: Building for nocygwin
> As Earnie wrote, now you should use the appropriate mingw32 or mingw64 cross compiler,
> both of which are available as part of the Cygwin distro.
> This *is* the general solution.
I *get* that. My problem was, the web is so cluttered with pages mentioning the no-cygwin thing (including the cygwin FAQ!) that finding a good howto is nearly impossible. Lots of pages about running the mingw toolchain on mingw/msys, but at some point in the past I had installed cygwin *and* msys, and managing the path, the profile scripts, etc was a real pain, so never again.
With the benefit of Csaba's hint, the basic recipe is now:
1. Install mingw-gcc-core (which pulls other necessary packages)
2. i686-pc-mingw32-gcc -o jef.exe jef.c
With that under my belt, I can start thinking about adding spices, herbs, truffles, and soy sauce :-)
Is there a deep reason not to amend the FAQ?