Workaround for cygwin's way of linking folders?

Ken Brown
Sun Dec 6 23:45:57 GMT 2020

On 12/6/2020 5:41 PM, Johnathan Schneider via Cygwin wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm setting up a cross platform development environment using Cygwin. Upon attempting to use Cygwin's CMake that is natively bundled, I discovered that Cygwin goes looking for the gcc in /usr/bin/cc, a folder that does not exist according to windows. I have familiarized myself with the Cygwin way of organizing it's folders, seen here and and thus I know that Cygwin's /usr/bin folder is in fact /bin - according to windows, anyways. However, I'm not familiar with how to work around that on windows. In particular, virtually all of my IDEs' attempts to call CMake fail, because I proceed to ask it to call the gcc and windows, as is explained in the above FAQ's, does not recognize the Cygwin-way of referencing folders.
> Alas, my question - what is the recommended workaround?

It's hard to answer this question without knowing exactly what your IDE is 
doing.  Can you give a detailed recipe for reproducing the problem without using 
an IDE?  In general, Cygwin's CMake should have no problem executing /usr/bin/cc 
unless something is interfering with Cygwin's normal path handling routines.


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