Uh-Oh..... please help, i'm new and am a bit confused....

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    Uh-Oh..... please help, i'm new and am a bit confused....

    can you please help me?
    my problem is that i have downloaded Code Blocks, my first ever GUI application and i can't build it!

    i haven't altered anything, i just loaded up the template and when i tried to compile i got this error:

    Switching to target: default
    Compiling: main2.cpp
    mingw32-g++.exe: installation problem, cannot exec `cc1plus': No such file or directory
    Process terminated with status 1 (0 minutes, 0 seconds)
    0 errors, 0 warnings

    please help....

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    Here is one of several threads that discuss this particular problem - I found it by entereing "exec cc1plus" in the search.

    It appears that you have to install mingw-gcc as a separate package as far as I understood the posts.

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    thanks... where would i find the mingw-gcc?

    if you don't know don't fret, i'll sort it out some how

    thanks anyway

    uberverse

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    oh, thanks, yeh my Devc++ one done what that guys did also, i'll see what i can do thanks again

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    however i'd like to continue with code blocks if you can help?

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    You can get mingw-gcc here:
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=2435

    I'd recommend that you go with the "automatic install", rather than one of the specialized packages.

    code::blocks and Dev-C++ use the same compiler tool, they are just differnet IDE variants on top of the compiler, so getting the compiler through either route should be fine. You _may_ need to set up the path to mingw-gcc and it's components somewhere in code::blocks, but other than that, it should work with the same compiler for both.

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    thanks

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    right, i just put it in the code blocks folder, should be okay yeh?
    and thanks again by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberverse View Post
    right, i just put it in the code blocks folder, should be okay yeh?
    and thanks again by the way
    To be honest, I don't know "code::blocks" wants it. But anywhere it can be "found" by code::blocks would be good.

    I personally try to install each software package in a separate place, in case I need to re-install or upgrade, I don't have to remember which other components went into the same place.

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    Did you just get the code::blocks IDE, or the complete package which also comes with the MinGW compiler already set up to work with the IDE?
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