Cygwin update in order to use "make" command

Hi,

I have a windows xp that someone installed cygwin and found out that "make" command is not working.
I was trying to run setup.exe to select appropriate pkg, but got warning message something like this might affect existing cygwin.
what is the best way of updating cygwin in order to use "make" command in my case?

thx in advance
dkim18Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

JESiiCommented:
That probably means that it was never installed. That should be easy to handle.

1. Go to www.cygwin.com and click on the "Install or Update now (using Setup.exe"
2. Once the setup.exe file has downloaded, go ahead and run it. You'll be prompted with various input options, and eventually you'll get to a screen where you can "Select packages to installl",
3, At that point, find the "Devel" category, expand it (click on the little "+" sign"), find the "make" package, click on the little "skip" at the left, and it will change to the latest version number. the Bin? checkbox will also be checked. If you want the source as well, check the Src? checkbox. I've attached an image of what this looks like.
4. Once you've done that, click "Next" and cygwin will proceed to download and install the make command.

You will have to shut down any cygwin commands for the install to complete.

You can follow this general procedure to locate & install pretty much anything you want; the only real challenge is finding the particular package you want - there are thousands of them :=)

HTH...jon
cygwin.jpg
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Software

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.