Cygwin 'packages'

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    Question Cygwin 'packages'

    Okay, somebody help me with this quick, I'm gonna use Cygwin, but... What 'packages' do I absolutely need to compile these files? I don't want to bother downloading, installing, and taking the risk of messing up my computer with any packages I don't need. If you could, go to http://www.cygwin.com and download the setup.exe file (click on "Install Now!"), its a very small file that doesnt actually install anything, but it lists all the packages and what each thing does.

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    Yes downloading from Cygwin's site is insane. There are a lot of libraries you don't need. There are some debug tools you don't need (you will want them someday). Just get the compiler. Are you porting from a UNIX platform? If not you should get Mingw. It is also free and it is a win32 compiler, not a UNIX compiler with a win32 wrapper.

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    I could not find a .zip of the mingw compile, only .tgz, so I just installed Dev-C++ copied all the mingw stuff and deleted dev-c++ works perfect.

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    I am on Win95. I have Dev C++, but it doesn't work when I try to compile, I get all the same errors I get with other compilers. Where to I get Mingw? I'll do a search on it a while. When I get it, I'll try it and see if it works, and let ya know whether it does or not.

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    What errors are those? Maybe it is your code.

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    I'm compiling a MUD. There's nothing wrong with the code, it's just the compilers can't handle it and find all sorts of errors, which is why I have seen that Windows users should get Cygwin to use to compile MUD's. I found Mingw's site, and went from there to the GNU site, and went to download, ended up at a mirror with the address ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/gcc/gcc-3.1.1/ but there are a lot of files, wondering if anyone knows which one I need? otherwise I'll just download the main one, it being 25 MB, which will take forever on my computer, but it'll be worth it.


    As I mentioned, I DO have Dev C++, what files do I need to save for Mingw, and if I were to use it that way, how would I compile?

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    I just copied the bin, Lib, and Inlude directories. To compile you go to command line and type gcc -c filename.c then gcc -o filename filename.o

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    I have multiple files, somewhere around 30 that I need to compile into one program.

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    Since Dev-C++ uses mingw you can overwrite everything. All you need to keep is devcpp.exe.

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