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Subject: Re: Simulators won't compile
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
Date: 2003-06-17


Here I go, replying to my own email again!

Well Mr Hardeep, sir ..you have been telling me complete porkie-pies mi'
ol' china.
There is no way that you got uisimulator/win32 to compile without either
editing the makefile or using a completely different set of tools to the
rest of us ...there _is_ no GCC.EXE !!

Hence, it would seem, that the error "gcc.exe: not found" does not mean
"gcc.exe could not find it's input file", it means quite literally that
"gcc.exe was not found"!

Of all the things I had just presumed, I had "just presumed" that I would
not be lacking the _compiler_!

So my guess is that whoever it was that I spoke to earlier last night who
said "you can only use Win32 simulator iff you have msvc installed" was
telling the truth. Sadly I do not have msvc, the space to install it, or
the desire to learn it :(

So I'm guessing that the remaining option is the CYGWIN simulator...

PLEASE could somebody who has this working provide me with a list of files
that I need to obtain and where they should be placed once I have them

I am certainly NOT the ONLY person who has got a headache from trying to
use *any* simulator, but I would love to be the person who uploaded the
solution ...hopefully I could earn myself some Kudos points :)

BC

>Has anybody had any success in getting the Win32 simulator to compile?
>I lost about three hours on it with Hardeep last night so I can debug my
>new game(s), but to no avail!
>Hardeep suggests that 'it just works', but not for me :(
>Maybe it is because I still run '98?
>
>The error I left it with last night (and this is NOT the last error that I
>reported on IRC) was, upon attempted compilation of each
>uisimulator/filename.c:
>"gcc.exe: not found"
>
>
>I also tried to get cygwin X11 simulator running, but apparently I need
>some header files from the cygwin installer - however, aside of being the
>worst installer ever written, when the cygwin installer finally ate
>windows (reset button only) I gave up with that too.
>Does someone have these illusive header files that I need? Maybe (if they
>are not too big) they could be held on the rockbox web page - if not, I'm
>sure SOMEONE would host them!?
>
>
>hoping someone can help..
>
>
>BC
>
>PS. that was with yesterdays daily source



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