Re: pcap library install on windows without c compiler


#1

Better to use MINGW/MSYS than Cygwin. Cygwin is … not a good choice
most of the time with Windows.

I’ve heard of MINGW, but not installed it on my system - Cygwin drives
me mad once every three months, but otherwise , it’s ok.
Can you say what MINGW/MSYS do better ?

Best regards,

Axel


#2

On 5/19/06, removed_email_address@domain.invalid removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Better to use MINGW/MSYS than Cygwin. Cygwin is … not a good choice
most of the time with Windows.
I’ve heard of MINGW, but not installed it on my system - Cygwin drives
me mad once every three months, but otherwise , it’s ok.
Can you say what MINGW/MSYS do better ?

It doesn’t pretend to be Unix. It provides a shell and a compiler that
provides somewhat more usable results than Cygwin does, as long as
you’re not having to deal with fork() and a couple of other things.

-austin