#114 Setting Path / Environment Variables

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2009-04-03
2009-04-03
Mike Deverin
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Hi! I'm Mike.
I have a new Dell 64-bit computer running Vista.
I want to download a GCC compiler, debugger, and libraries.

After downloading from "Sourceforge.net", in directory:
C:\MinGW
a number of folders and files appeared, to include:
bin, doc, include, info, libexec, man, mingw32, share,
COPYING, COPYING.LIB, installed.ini, MinGW,
MinGW-5.1.4.exe, uninst.exe.

I suppose this is good!

In searching around this computer, I found a pop-up
labeled "Environment Variables". It's divided into two
sections:
1. "User variables for Mike"
Only two are listed (and set to the same value):
A. TEMP %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp
B. TMP %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp
2. "System variables"
(such as "Path"; all are unchangeable)

Finally -- My questions

1. Do I need to set some environment variable to include:
"C:\MinGW"

2. In a "Command Prompt" window, I ran:
man -man
and got
'man' is not recognized ...

3. Is there a sample "make" file I can look at?

4. All of the "info" files (and some others) that I've
been able to look at (using program "Notepad") are
presented in one long miserable string.

Is there a recommended viewing program.

Should I even be looking at these files?

5. I've downloaded a debugger "gdb-6.8" (after unzipping
and untarring). Right now it's in:

C:\Users\Mike\Downloads\gdb-6.8

Where does it belong & how do I invoke it?

Discussion

  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-04-03

    Wrong tracker, updating to support request.

     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-04-03

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-04-03

    You'll probably receive better answers at mingw-users@lists.sourceforge.net.

     
  • Mike Deverin
    Mike Deverin
    2009-04-03

    Thank you for your reply.
    I'll do as you suggest.

     
  • Mike Deverin
    Mike Deverin
    2009-04-03

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Earnie Boyd
    Earnie Boyd
    2009-04-03

    • status: open --> closed