Cygwin paths in mingw64

Fri Nov 5 08:24:00 GMT 2010

sorry if I was not clear enough.

> I'm afraid this discussion won't get anywhere without proper details
> of what you did and what went wrong, including the error messages.
> Also, do keep in mind that people here are unlikely to be familiar
> with Atlas ( I certainly know
> nothing about it, and you got me quite confused by jumping between
> requirements regarding the build system and the actual program.

Indeed I was talking about about the optimized BLAS library from sourceforge
you had in mind, which I wanted to compile. But the problem is not specific
to Atlas, but to the combination Cygwin/MinGW.

The problem is that at least some helper programs (which have commands
"hardcoded" inside) as well as the configure script (which passes file names
as argument to programs) use cygwin-paths (e.g. "/home/am/atlas/somefile")
which cannot be found. With commands, I simply meant the C-call


If a program should be started (e.g. "./program.exe", where the dot says to
search it within the current directory), a MinGW compiled program returns
the error message that the command "." cannot be found (which is the same as
for the windows cmd.exe).

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