Problem installing on Cygwin, no C compiler

Can anyone help me? I tried installing Ruby on Cygwin with the
following commands:

Ruby :

tar xvf ruby-1.8.6.tar.gz
cd ruby-1.8.6
./configure
make
make install

The ./configure command produced the following error message:

$ ./configure
checking build system type… i686-pc-cygwin
checking host system type… i686-pc-cygwin
checking target system type… i686-pc-cygwin
checking for gcc… no
checking for cc… no
checking for cl.exe… no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log’ for more details.

Does a C compile come with Cygwin? If not, where can I get one so I can
complete the installation?
Thanks…

Hi,

At Sat, 1 Sep 2007 11:12:18 +0900,
Peter V. wrote in [ruby-talk:267018]:

Does a C compile come with Cygwin?

Yes. But it isn’t installed by default unless you check
“Devel” category as “Install”.

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Peter V. wrote:

The ./configure command produced the following error message:

Does a C compile come with Cygwin? If not, where can I get one so I can
complete the installation?
Thanks…

You probably installed the minimal Cygwin – gcc is part of Cygwin. I
always install the whole thing, so I don’t know where to find gcc. But
what you do is start Setup.exe from the Cygwin web site. After answering
a few questions, you will get an application package tree where you can
select the packages you want. There’s a “development” section, where you
can choose “gcc”.

By the way, Ruby is part of the Cygwin distribution, and you can install
it in binary or source form directly out of the same tree. However, if
you want a newer version than the one in Cygwin, you’ll need gcc.
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This is an excellent script for Cygwin users:

http://stephenjungels.com/jungels.net/projects/apt-cyg/apt-cyg

Stick that in /usr/bin and chmod +x it, then just:

apt-cyg install

Sure saves me a lot of time messing around with the Cygwin installer.

HTH

Cliff

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