Make: No such file or directory


I reinstalled cygwin yesterday and now every time I try to compile a code with make, I get an error

make: No such file or directory…


Hi gman,

I’m assuming you mean that you re-installed Cygwin using the package from and not the one that accompanies the PGI Windows compilers. From the Cygwin FAQ:

2.8. What packages should I download? Where are ‘make’, ‘gcc’, ‘vi’, etc?

When using Cygwin Setup for the first time, the default is to install a minimal subset of all available packages. If you want anything beyond that, you will have to select it explicitly. See > > for a searchable list of available packages, or use cygcheck -p as described in the Cygwin User’s Guide at >> .

If you want to build programs, of course you’ll need gcc, binutils, make and probably other packages from the Devel'' category. Text editors can be found under Editors’’.

Hope this helps,