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MSYS with MinGW

 

  • Can I mix MSYS executables and other executables?
    • NO! Avoid that at all costs.
      • You may install the MinGW and MSYS packages anywhere on your filesystem, even nesting one within the other (creating a "mingw" subdirectory beneath your "msys" directory, for instance). However, it is important to remember that NO executables other than what ships with MSYS should be placed in the MSYS " bin" subdirectory. Therefore, do not attempt to "merge" the two packages.

Older versions

 

  • Can I use older versions?
    • It's highly recommended that you use the latest version of MinGW. Older versions may have more bugs and can be more difficult to install or use than the latest version. Please be sure that you have downloaded and are working with the latest version, especially if you are having any difficulties with installation or use. If you are not sure of your version, you can type gcc -v to find out what you are using.

WinZip

 

  • Using WinZip, the files contained in my tar file are converted from LF to CR/LF. How can I avoid this?
    • Make sure that you first uncheck the "TAR file smart CR/LF conversion" checkbox found in the Configuration -> Miscellaneous tab of the Options menu of ~WinZip

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