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Installing GCC on Windows Environment (WIN 8)

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Last time I asked GCC installation and it was very helpful. Can someone point me how to achieve it on Windows?

posted Aug 14, 2015 by anonymous

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Via CYGWIN

  1. Install Cygwin. First, download and run either the 32- or 64-bit version of the Cygwin installer, depending on your version of Windows.
  2. Install Required Cygwin Packages. Next, you'll need to add several packages to Cygwin. ...
  3. Download, Build and Install the Latest GCC and you are done

Via MINGW (preferred way)

  1. Go to the MinGW homepage, www.mingw.org, and download the latest version of the MinGW installation program, which should be named MinGW-.exe.
  2. While installing MinWG, install gcc-core, gcc-g++, binutils, and the MinGW runtime, but you may wish to install more.
  3. Add the bin subdirectory of your MinGW installation to your PATH environment variable, so that you can specify these tools on the command line by their simple names. And you are done.
answer Aug 17, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
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