Allan Espinosa

Installing MSYS and MinGW

2007 July 4

cThese are installation instructions for my CE 21: Introduction to Computing class so that students will be able to install the compilers on their systems at home. Download the following files from the MinGW website:

  • MSYS-1.0.10.exe

  • binutils-2.16.91-20060119-1.tar.gz

  • gcc-core-3.4.2-20040916-1.tar.gz

  • gcc-g++-3.4.2-20040916-1.tar.gz

  • mingw-runtime-3.12.tar.gz

  • w32api-3.9.tar.gz

Base installation files

Assuming that the students downloaded them on their desktop as described in the screenshot above, the video below shows the details of installing MSYS. Take note the the installation directory is c: and not c:\1.0.

The next step is to extract the 5 tarballs (via tar -xvzf) in the /mingw directory. Open the MSYS terminal and use the next video as a guide.

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