How to make a program compile by Cygwin executable in Windows ?

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by Abby, Jul 1, 2003.

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    Abby Guest

    I'm now using Cygwin as my compiler for C code. I use Dev-c++ as my
    The reason why I chose Cygwin compiler instead of the compiler that
    came with Dev-C++ is that I believe it uses the same environment as in
    Linux, so that I don't have to write different sourcecode for both OS.
    Eventhough, I don't understand about Linux much, and I'm still a
    beginner in programming, I still have to make my program compatible
    with both OS (Windows and Linux).

    The thing is, I couldn't run my program in other Windows PC. It will
    report that it need cygwin1.dll ... Anybody knows how to get through
    this problem? Please, please, please ... let me know. Thank you.
    Abby, Jul 1, 2003
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    Andy Zhang Guest

    Cygwin executables need the Cygwin library to, in a sense, convert unix
    system calls to win32 API calls. You need to recompile the program for
    Windows. Alternatively, you could distribute your program with the Cygwin
    Andy Zhang, Jul 1, 2003
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    Abby Guest

    Can you tell me how to distribute my program with Cygwin DLL? Thank you.
    Abby, Jul 2, 2003
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    Tom St Denis Guest

    Copy cygwin1.dll from the cygwin/bin dir. I dunno what the license is
    regarding that though.

    A good way to test if you have all the dlls you need is to set the path
    to empty, e.g.

    set PATH=

    then run you app. If the additional dlls are required and they are not
    in the dir where you run the app from windows will report an error.

    Alternatively, you could compile as "-mno-cygwin" or use mingw if you
    don't need the unix like behaviour.

    Tom St Denis, Jul 2, 2003
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