Cygwin Imake

Suhaib M. Siddiqi
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999


> I downloaded Cygwin X11R6 tools and I am trying to use the Imake that was
> provided.  I get the following error when I try and make my Makefile:

>From where you downloaded X11R6 tools? From Sergey, mine or some other site?

> > config/imake/nt/imake -I./config/cf -DTOPDIR=. -DCURDIR=.   
> gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `cpp': No such file or directory
> config/imake/nt/imake: Exit code 1.
>   Stop.

This is not an Imake error.
This is gcc installation problem.  You have a bad gcc installation.

> We don't have a cpp.exe.  We did try renaming c++.exe and gcc.exe but this
> did not work.  I have
> another Imake that I don't know where it is from but when I use that one I
> have problems with the
> cygwin sh.exe.

ALL of this is absolutely not allowed.  Renaming gcc.exe or g++.exe to cpp.exe is NOT
permitted at all.
Of cource you have cpp.exe, if you  have gcc installed properly.

> This other Imake works fine with MKS NT tools but I want to get away from
> using the MKS NT tools.

I am not aware of an IMAKE.EXE from MKS NT tools.  Correct me,  as far as I know MKS (aka DataFocus) does not provide X11 stuff with NT tools, unless you license Nutcraker from them.

> I found on the FAC were It tells me that I need to set an environment
> variable GCC_EXEC_PREFIX but
> it does not tell me what to set it to. 

You need to read a good book on GNU tools.  I think
DJ Delorie has some very good references on books which might help you.

I hope this help


> So, does anyone have any suggestions on solving this problem?
> Linda Seymour
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