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Re: It's back -- "gcc: error: spawn: No such file or directory"
- From: David Friedman <friedman at coherentlogix dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:19:23 -0500 (CDT)
- Subject: Re: It's back -- "gcc: error: spawn: No such file or directory"
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> From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)"
> Sent: Monday, June 2, 2014 12:33:44 PM
> Subject: Re: It's back -- "gcc: error: spawn: No such file or directory"
> On 06/02/2014 12:28 PM, David Friedman wrote:
>> as -v -o /cygdrive/c/DOCUME~1/friedman/LOCALS~1/Temp/ccASOmoc.o /cygdrive/c/DOCUME~1/friedman/LOCALS~1/Temp/ccGXQsYR.s
>> gcc: error: spawn: No such file or directory
>> Does "as" mean the assembler? If it's not in /bin or /usr/bin, where is it?
> It is in /usr/bin.
I ran find for as.exe, and it turned out to be in /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin.
Added that to my PATH, and now gcc goes past that point and fails with:
/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin/ld: cannot find -ladvapi32
/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin/ld: cannot find -lshell32
/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin/ld: cannot find -luser32
/usr/i686-pc-mingw32/bin/ld: cannot find -lkernel32
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Ran find for *advapi32*, and found libadvapi32.a in /usr/lib/w32api. Added that to my PATH, and got the same error again.
At this point I can only conclude that there is something wrong with my Cygwin installation, that something failed to complete on the gcc 4.3.4 to 4.8.3 update; it was working fine before this. All I can think of to do is wipe out Cygwin and do a complete up-to-date reinstall. Meanwhile I installed MinGW with MSYS and this gives me a gcc 4.8.3 that I can at least finish my current project with.
Larry: Thanks for sticking with me so far.
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