I tried installing PostgreSQL following the instructions in the
FAQ_MSWIN then INSTALL files. ./configure produced:
configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler
cannot create executables
All the downloads were made over the last 2 days so are the latest
versions with PostgreSQL being 7.1.1.
The site http://www.xemacs.freeserve.co.uk/ no longer has downloads of
utilities so I did not install anything from there.
The FAQ_MSWIN does not say you have to start cygwin and run the INSTALL
instructions in a cygwin window instead of a normal command line window
so that is one minor addition you could make in FAQ_MSWIN.
After I tried ./configure. I tried gmake and gmake was not found. I did
a search for gmake and the closest I could find was gm in cygwin. There
were no error messages during the cygwin install so I assume that is
What would cause the configure error message?
Where is gmake?
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