Compiling GNUCash under Vista (again)

Stephen Grant brown s_g_brown at
Mon Sep 17 20:28:08 EDT 2007

Hi Derek,

I have opened msys, and done a env command. The path enviroment variable has 
a few relative ones like bin, mingw\bin (I think) and then the windows ones, 
nothing to do with cygwin.

I had installed a couple of copies of msys into  various directories. I 
deleted them all to start again. When i reinstalled msys it finished without 
installing the msys.bat file. I then did a search from the start menu and 
found the msys.bat files I had just deleted.

I suspect that the index of files that Vista maintains had not been been 
given enough time to be updated, and that was being told files 
existed when in fact they have been deleted.

Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant Brown
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Derek Atkins" <warlord at MIT.EDU>
To: "Stephen Grant brown" <s_g_brown at>
Cc: <gnucash-devel at>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: Compiling GNUCash under Vista (again)

> Quoting Stephen Grant brown <s_g_brown at>:
>> Hi Derek
>>> Do you have both Cygwin and MinGW installed?
>> Yes
>> Yours Sincerely Stephen Grant brown
> AHH!  Well, then I bet you have two copies of GCC installed and
> as a result you're getting screwed.  I bet your PATH is mixed up
> and you're getting the cygwin environment (or PART of that
> environment) when you're trying to build gnucash.
> I'd recommend that you delete cygwin completely from your system
> before trying to build gnucash.  You certainly dont need it when
> building gnucash, and if you read the MinGW web site it states
> quite clearly (well, it did a year ago) that it shouldn't be
> installed along side cygwin....
> Have Fun!
> -derek
> -- 
>       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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