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can someone pleeeese assist with windows_toolchain_core???

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Carefully following procedures in [[windows_toolchain_core]] I was successful up to the message:

"Please answer the following in the form of c:/foo/bar. Where is your MinGW installation? c:/MinGW"

The only file in c:/MinGW/bin/ is mingw32-make.exe, and no such file as gcc.exe exists there.

Also, according to [[windows_toolchain_core]], "make upgrade" it says;

"Unfortunately there is currently no installer for the required version of make (v3.81). It is downloaded in the MinGW setup above, but we must copy it to the correct location."

Click 'Start… Run'.

Paste in the following command:

copy c:\MinGW\bin\mingw32-make.exe c:\msys\1.0\bin\make.exe /y

Click 'OK'.

But this command in Windows is invalid, (message returned is: "Windows cannot find copy") and copying across by hand only results in the complaint that the file 'make.exe' already exists (which is very true.

Below is a copy of the Console window during the procedure:

C:\msys\1.0\postinstall>PATH ..\bin;C:\Perl\site\bin;C:\Perl\bin;C:\WINDOWS\syst

em32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI C

ontrol Panel;C:\Program Files\Microchip\MPLAB C32 Suite\bin;C:\Program Files\Mic

rochip\MPLAB IDE\VDI;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Tools\WinNT

;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98\Bin;C:\Program Files\Mi

crosoft Visual Studio\Common\Tools;C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98

\bin;C:\Program Files\SDCC\bin

C:\msys\1.0\postinstall>..\bin\sh.exe pi.sh

This is a post install process that will try to normalize between

your MinGW install if any as well as your previous MSYS installs

if any.  I don't have any traps as aborts will not hurt anything.

Do you wish to continue with the post install? [yn ] y

Do you have MinGW installed? [yn ] y

Please answer the following in the form of c:/foo/bar.

Where is your MinGW installation? c:/MinGW

I could not find c:/MinGW/bin/gcc.exe. You must have given an invalid

path to your MinGW environment. I am reversing to no MinGW

installation. If you do have MinGW installed then you can manually

bind the mount point /mingw to C:/mingw (replace C: with the

drive of your choice) by creating an /etc/fstab file with a line

that has a value similar to:

C:/mingw /mingw

Press ENTER to continue

        Normalizing your MSYS environment.

You have script /bin/awk

You have script /bin/cmd

You have script /bin/echo

You have script /bin/egrep

You have script /bin/ex

You have script /bin/fgrep

You have script /bin/printf

You have script /bin/pwd

You have script /bin/rvi

You have script /bin/rview

You have script /bin/rvim

You have script /bin/vi

You have script /bin/view

MinGW-1.1 has a version of make.exe within it's bin/ directory.

Please be sure to rename this file to mingw32-make.exe once youve

    echo installed MinGW-1.1 because it\s very deficient in function.

Press ENTER to continue.

C:\msys\1.0\postinstall>pause

Press any key to continue . . .

=================================================================

I gave up at this point, thinking that I must be too dense to grasp something fundamental, which I cannot see.  :(

If I start again, do I need to uninstall everything?  ???

Do the letters Ming perhaps have some deep esoteric C++ meaning?

It seems to me that there's a great deal of effort just to change a couple of lines of code, and I wonder if it cannot be more readily achieved using Assembler?

cheers all.

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You can just paste the "copy ...." in a command window (start -> run -> cmd)

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Also, if you install MSYS 1.0.11 instead of 1.0.10, you don't have to do the make overwrite thing, because it's installing the correct version (3.81), so you can skip this step altogether.

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Also, if you install MSYS 1.0.11 instead of 1.0.10, you don't have to do the make overwrite thing, because it's installing the correct version (3.81), so you can skip this step altogether.

Great input! This simplifies the installation a lot.

I will try this out with my system and change the Wiki pages accordingly.

Best Regards, Thorsten.

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You can just paste the "copy ...." in a command window (start -> run -> cmd)

Thanks for help. If by start -> run -> cmd you mean the Windows Run command, then I cannot get that to work - does not recognise 'Copy' !!!  ???

Anyway, I will read all response tonite and try again.  Thanks again Podewski.

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