Making GCC 2.95.2 Problems

Boyer, Galen
Tue Feb 22 06:12:00 GMT 2000

Okay, is where I got my gcc-2.95.1 from so I
was not completely out of the loop.  I am at least referencing the correct
pages for software to download.  I downloaded, bunzipped and then followed
instructions.  They started with:

The installation procedure is broken into five steps.

downloading the source
test (optional)
Like most GNU software, GCC must be configured before it can be built. This
document describes the recommended configuration procedure for both native
and cross targets.
We use srcdir to refer to the toplevel source directory for GCC; we use
objdir to refer to the toplevel build/object directory.
To configure GCC:

% mkdir objdir
% cd objdir
% srcdir/configure [target] [options]
target specification

I did not make an objdir, but instead guessed that
c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/usr/local was the objdir I needed. (Am I wrong here?)
I then configured from the directory c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/usr/local.  That
was successful.

The next part of the documentation read:

Now that GCC is configured, you are ready to build the compiler and runtime

Building a native compiler
For a native build issue the command `make bootstrap'. This will build the
entire GCC system, which includes the following steps:

I did this command in the local directory, and this is where I am stuck as
referenced before.

-----Original Message-----
From: Earnie Boyd [ ]
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 9:00 AM
To: Boyer,Galen; ''
Subject: RE: Making GCC 2.95.2 Problems

--- "Boyer,Galen" <> wrote:
> There is a prebuilt version?  I thought I had to do this until the gcj
> became part of the distribution with Emacs.  A prebuilt version would be
> alot easier.  Is there a quick way to find this on the cygwin site, or do
> need to search a users group, ... ?  

Check the ported software column at

> BTW, What should I pay attention to so that I know where prebuilts of
> anything are?  I have subscribed to the and
> for a while now.  Have announcements come
> out and I have just missed them?  Maybe it is because Outlook limits my
> ability to find and organize things.  (I have been Ctrl-A anything that
> looks useful and then Alt-Tab'n to Emacs for saving these in text files
> the same emails of like topics.  I know that sure isn't the way to go, but
> it is my way of keeping good things around for when I have time to try and
> implement them)
> Once I get this gcj thing going, I will tackle gnus and mail, but I have
> read a few horror stories of people trying to use mail and getting
> everything POP'd off their server and not being able to read there mail
> through Outlook anymore.  Didn't want that to happen, so I have sort of
> shied away from it.

Yes, this has been ported also.

Do You Yahoo!?
Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger.

Want to unsubscribe from this list?
Send a message to

More information about the Cygwin mailing list