[mercury-users] Why won't mercury-0.11.i686-pc-cygwin configure?

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Oct 22 14:27:35 AEST 2003

On 21-Oct-2003, Byron Hale <byron.hale at einfo.com> wrote:
> I tried a cygwin installation, but get the configure error:
> "compiler cannot create executables." What is this likely
> to mean in this context. The compiler seems to be gcc 3.2.

GCC 3.2 should be OK.
What's in config.log and configure.log?
There should be a more detailed error message in config.log.

> What could be done about this?

The simplest solution might be to try the mingw binary distribution.

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