Cygwin 1.7.14-2 make/gcc no longer functional on Windows 7 64-bit
Thu May 10 07:13:00 GMT 2012

In a message dated 5/9/2012 6:35:38 A.M. Eastern  Daylight Time, writes:
>On 5/9/2012 11:59 AM, wrote:
>> PROBLEM  1:  "make" expects "cc" to  exist, and indeed it existed in my
>> previous  (August 2011)  installation of Cygwin.
>> PROBLEM 2:  "gcc-4" (also  happens  for gcc-3) can't create a writeable 
>> in /tmp, but "bash"  can.
> start removing this:
> 2604k 2011/03/29  C:\Windows\SYSTEM\cygwin1.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0

Thanks; that fixed problem # 2.  I suggest that the installation  procedure 
either remove that file itself or else at least warn about it.
I worked around problem # 1 by invoking "ln -s /bin/gcc-4 /bin/cc" and  
suggest that
the GNU-make installation procedure should test for existence of various  
commands and set up a similar link.  (Note also that some people  expect 
to also exist, since it is required for POSIX compliance.)
My Cygwin Bash environment now seems to function as well as it used  to.
I appreciate the prompt response.

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