That error seems strange to me, and it is due to backslashes somehow getting into a command line when they shouldn't. You normally don't need to set CC or CXX environment variables so remove these first. Please provide the output of "msysinfo all".
----- Original Message -----
From: Sheryl Canter
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 2:02 PM
Subject: [Mingw-msys] need help compiling gcc for windows

I'm trying to use MSYS with MINGW to compile gcc for Windows. If I'm ever able to get this to work, I would then like to cross compile for a Linux target. But I can't get this to work.
In my profile file, I have this line:

CC=gcc CXX=gcc

This seems to be correct because when I type just $CC on a line in MSys it
lists the correct file:

$ $CC
gcc.exe: no input files

I also have my mingw directory correctly bound to MSYS in fstab:

C:/mingw   /mingw

The directory /c/mingw/bin is in my path.

But when I try to configure gcc, I get this:

Administrator@TPA21P /c/gcc-objdir
c:/Software/gcc/gcc-3.3.1/configure --prefix=c:/gcc-3.3.1 --with-local-prefi
Configuring for a i686-pc-mingw32 host.
*** This configuration is not supported in the following subdirectories:
     target-libffi target-boehm-gc target-zlib target-libjava
    (Any other directories should still work fine.)
Created "Makefile" in /c/gcc-objdir using "mh-frag"
c:/Software/gcc/gcc-3.3.1/configure: c:mingwbingcc.exe: command not found
*** The command 'c:mingwbingcc.exe -o conftest -g   conftest.c' failed.
*** You must set the environment variable CC to a working compiler.

I'm at my wits end over this. I've been at it all day and all evening, and half the night. Please tell me what I'm doing wrong.

    - Sheryl