Daniel Franke wrote:
> Hi all.
> This must have been asked a gazillion times, but I''m unable to find a
> satisfactory answer: Is there an all-in-one-one-click installation
> package of mingw that comes with a reasonable recent version of gcc
> (4.4 or 4.5) that also allows to pull in optional packages easily?
And the page you refer to below has on the very first line states
"According to reports on the mingw-users mailing list, mingw-get is now
in alpha and is capable of downloading various parts of the MinGW
distribution." It is capable of doing what you want even in alpha state.
> I need is make, gcc and for ease of use, all of the msys packages
> listed at sourceforge (autoconf, automake, m4, regex, pthreads, ....).
> Was last updated July 2008 and describes a somewhat strange manual
> procedure that's also flagged as unsupported. By now I managed to find
Actually according to the revisions page it was last updated June 23rd,
2010. July 2008 is the original post date.
> gcc-4.5...lzma files deeply hidden in the directory structure on the
> download pages on sourceforge - but I can not believe that users are
> required to download a multitude of packages first to then unpack and
> install them manually. I must have overlooked something?!
The level of comfort of the beginning analysts/programmers can cause
this frustration. Many prefer to download the source code and build it
themselves because that is comfortable to them. Many prefer the all in
one download just because it feels comfortable to them. The mingw-get
installer is the method being developed to aid in the many packages to
install issue for those who are not comfortable with downloading the
individual *-bin-* and *-dll-* packages themselves. The package
formatting was a first step in allowing the development of mingw-get
occur but has caused uncomfortableness in downloading the packages by many.
> After wasting a couple of hours and getting nowhere, could someone
> please point me to such an all-in-one-one-click-all-shiny installation
> package or, if really not available, to a fully supported step-by-step
> installation procedure?