gcc can't find cpp, but GCC_EXEC_PREFIX is not set

Eloy A. Gonzales eagonza@sandia.gov
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999


I had the same problem and I fixed it by putting a softlink at the root of
the C: drive:

ln -s //f/cygnus

I have installed cygnus on the F: drive.

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On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, Bates, Rod wrote:

> Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 15:14:19 -0600
> From: "Bates, Rod" <Rod.Bates@Wichita.BOEING.com>
> To: "'cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com'" <cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com>
> Subject: gcc can't find cpp, but GCC_EXEC_PREFIX is not set
> 
> The FAQ says: 
> 
> >If the error is "gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `cpp': No such
> >file or directory", the GCC_EXEC_PREFIX environment variable >hasn't been
> set
> >correctly. The current release does not need GCC_EXEC_PREFIX set >-- it
> should be able to find cpp regardless of the install location. But >if you
> have it
> >set incorrectly, you may still see this message. 
> 
> I installed b20.1 on drive e:/cygnus, and I get this message,
> but this environment variable is not set, according to 
> printenv, echo $GCC_EXEC_PREFIX, and control panel->
> system->environment.  
> 
> It works ok if I uninstall and reinstall in the default
> location, but that disk is too full to leave it there.  
> 
> Rodney Bates
> 
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