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RE: Missing cygwin1.dll efter installing full.exe
- To: 'mohammad Saleem' <mosa at enea dot se>, cygwin at cygwin dot com, crossgcc at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: RE: Missing cygwin1.dll efter installing full.exe
- From: Vermeulen Jan <Jan dot Vermeulen at siemens dot atea dot be>
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 08:31:12 +0200
>As it is clear from my subject, I have installed full.exe but
>cygwin1.dll is not there. Particularly I was expecting it under.
Mine is under plain c:\cygwin\bin. Don't know what could have happened
with your install.
Could you shed some more light on what you did?
Did you install from the internet? it might be that some files were
not or badly downloaded.
>% g++ helloworld.cpp -o hello
>what I get is hello.exe ( why an *.exe extention when I am working in a
>unix like environment?)
cygwin makes executables that can be run under plain windows.
That's why it adds '.exe' to it, so you can also run it without the
Cygwin is, i think, just made to facilitate the making of programs with
the use of the GNU toolchain without having to re-invent them 100% to
the windows platform. That's why there is a unix like environment.
GNU toolchain expects some things to be at certain places (/usr /usr/lib)
and windows can not provide these out-of-the-box.
I think the good people from the cygwin mailing list will be far better
at explaining it than I am. :)
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