[GRASSLIST:2824] RE: Compilation problem using cygwin

Kidd, James P. james.kidd at Covance.Com
Thu Dec 27 06:48:20 EST 2001


Thanks for the advice.  

Apparently, the 'cannot create executables' messages is fairly common with
cygwin installs with incomplete development systems.  I downloaded
everything that cygwin included on its distribution.  I ended up wiping
cygwin clean and re-installing cygwin binaries, xfree86, and the grass5
source.  The compile actually started this time, but I suspect that other
messages will appear in the log.

James Kidd
SAS Liaison Programmer
Covance Central Laboratory Services
8211 SciCor Dr
Indianapolis, Indiana 46214
james.kidd at covance.com  

-----Original Message-----
From: Glynn Clements [mailto:glynn.clements at virgin.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 5:35 PM
To: Kidd, James P.
Cc: GRASSLIST at baylor.edu
Subject: Re: [GRASSLIST:2821] Compilation problem using cygwin

Kidd, James P. wrote:

> I tried compiling the latest Grass source in cygwin and got this error in
> the configure script:
> $ ./configure --enable-postgres=no \
> >     --x-includes=/usr/X11R6/include \
> >     --x-libraries=/usr/X11R6/lib \
> >     --with-tcltk-libs=/usr/local/lib \
> >     --with-tcltk-includes=/usr/local/include
> checking host system type... i686-pc-cygwin
> checking for gcc... gcc
> checking whether the C compiler (gcc  ) works... no
> configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler cannot
> create executables.
> Any ideas where I need to start?

Look in the "config.log" file. This contains all of the commands which
"configure" executes, along with their output, including any error

Glynn Clements <glynn.clements at virgin.net>

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