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    error with compiling

    right.. i think this is the right thread for it.

    Compiler: Default compiler
    Building Makefile: "C:\my projects\Makefile.win"
    Executing make...
    make.exe -f "C:\my projects\Makefile.win" all
    Execution terminated

    My code i have made is ok so.. nothing wrong with the code.
    I just don't understand how compiling works i have looked around on a few tutorials and so on aswell..

    I'm using DevC++ as my compiler.

    I just hit execute->compile
    then i save the file as name.cpp then i get that error.
    also after the compile error in the folder i saved the name.cpp in a new file appears called makefile.win

    im clueless what makes this error so any help is welcome!

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    yes, this is the wrong section..

    it doesn't say anything after "execution terminate" ?

    try these things:
    1. save before compiling
    2. make sure you closed the last execution of the program (or the program has finished)
    3. post any further error messages here
    4. try starting a new project and adding the files to your new project (i have this problem from time to time when i rename files)


    that's about all i can say without any further knowledge of the problem....
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Try renaming "my projects" to something with no spaces and try it then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thantos
    Try renaming "my projects" to something with no spaces and try it then

    yea, when you ditch the IDE and go command-o you'll be thanking yourself...

    although i believe i was running dev-c++ on projects stored under "My Documents" for some time and didn't have (m)any problems...but it's worth a shot renaming it
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    hm, first of all i changed "my projects" folder to "projects".

    I looked my error up in the compile log in the bottom of the screen, i dunno if that's the right place to look but i think so.
    So.. that's really all it said about my error. Something about this "makefile.win" if anyone know what that could be.

    I also notised a lot of options and so on.. I dunno if i need to touch them or not since it didn't say so in the tutorial i'm doing.

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    wait a minute.........does it say "compilation successful" after "execution terminated"?
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    nope, all i get from the error is a makefile.win in the same foler i saved the .cpp in.

    I have had this error on a lot of projects i've made, first i thought there is something wrong with the code i had but now im using a finished and extremly short and easy code to see if it was the code causing the error.. but it isn't.

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    let's do this....

    create this file and name it test.cpp
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    int main()
    {
         printf("Compiler works fine. Post a copy of makefile.win on message board\n");
         system("PAUSE");
    }
    search your hard drive for "g++.exe"

    copy test.cpp to the directory g++.exe is in
    open ms-dos prompt
    type "cd C:\Directory_That_g++_Is_In"
    type "g++ test.cpp -o test.exe"
    type "test.exe"
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Ok..

    everything went fine until this part where i typed "g++ test.cpp -o test.exe"
    Then this text came under it:

    test.cpp: In function `int main<>´:
    test.cpp:5: error: `system´ undeclared <first use this function>
    test.cpp:5: error: <each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in.>
    test.cpp:6:2: warning: no newline at end of file

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    oh crap..i'm sorry....also include the line "#include <stdlib.h>"
    if you want that to work...but it should...

    go ahead and post the make file and the version of dev-cpp you're using
    Last edited by misplaced; 12-19-2004 at 08:14 AM.
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Ok..
    That looks better now but still something wrong...

    after typing "g++ test.cpp -o test.exe" now i only get one line under it:

    test.cpp:7:2: warning: no newline at end of file

    The compiler version im using is:

    Dev-C++ 5.0 beta 9 (4.9.9.1) (7.6 MB) with Mingw/GCC 3.3.1
    Dev-C++ version 4.9.9.1, includes full Mingw compiler system (GCC 3.3.1) and GDB 5.2.1

    Actually now i don't have the same error suddenly on my old code:

    #include <iostream.h>
    int main()
    {
    cout<<"The Compiler Works";
    return 0;
    }

    Now my error has changed and i think i know the problem.. i don't have the default options.

    I have reinstalled DevC++ but i still don't get my default options.
    Can you tell me how i reset my DevC++ to the default options and i can try if that is the problem..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fengus
    That looks better now but still something wrong...
    after typing "g++ test.cpp -o test.exe" now i only get one line under it:
    test.cpp:7:2: warning: no newline at end of file
    That typically can be ignored in windows, but for the sake of your compiler and everyone elses, when you finish typing your files, just take a second and hit "enter" a time or 2 at the end of the file.

    i'm not really sure what you mean by default options, so no.

    if you really think it's that, then completely UN-install devcpp first and then re-install it.....you will get back all the default setting.
    if you don't uninstall devcpp before installing it then it WILL screw up.
    Last edited by misplaced; 12-19-2004 at 08:55 AM.
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    Ok i put a few empty lines after my codes and i reinstalled my compiler and changed all my compiler options to the right paths..
    and now my compiling is succesfull!!

    misplaced i'm really thankful to you for replying to everysingle reply i made on this thread and if it wasn't for you i would never fixed it

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