Attn: Greg Chicares
I went to the "gmane" link you suggested and downloaded a "Caesar" version
and a "Marshall" version of msys.bat. After they also failed, it occurred to
me that Microsoft Vista was opening them with "notepad". (Most likely, I had
set the ".bat" default to program "notepad".) At any rate, I reset the default
to the Windows Command Processor ("cmd.exe"). I then tested all three .bat
versions, and got nearly identical results: 1) all three produced a window
that started me in "c:\msys\1.0"; 2) the original SourceForge version had an
Msys icon in the upper-left-corner while the other two had a "cmd.exe" icon.
I changed to my program directory and ran "c:\MinGW\bin\mingw32-make.exe"
There was no "make.exe" (why?) in that directory until I copied and renamed.
For all window versions, I could compile and run, but I could not run
"make clean", since it did not recognized "rm" as a valid command.
In your last note to me, you said "You need bash". What is this?
Has it already been downloaded in some hidden fashion?
I didn't see it mentioned on the SourceForge download page.