Cygwin 1.7.14-2 make/gcc no longer functional on Windows 7 64-bit

Christopher Faylor
Thu May 10 14:20:00 GMT 2012

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 03:12:50AM -0400, wrote:
>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 cc-compatible commands and set up a similar link.
>(Note also that some people expect "c99" to also exist, since it is
>required for POSIX compliance.)

I sincerely doubt that any Linux installer for make does anything like
this.  You don't necessarily need cc just because you're installing

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