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Offline Cool Javelin

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Help, can't get wxwidgets to go
« on: March 12, 2017, 01:11:37 am »
Win7 SP1 32bit

I am trying to follow the instructions from

I have downloaded the installed the package, from the link provided:

Ran, and allowed it to install in it's default location C:\wxWidgets-2.8.12.

I have opened a cmd prompt, and changed to C:\wxWidgets-2.8.12\build\msw (as stated in the tutorial.)

I then run the command (copy and paste) "mingw32-make -f makefile.gcc BUILD=release SHARED=1 MONOLITHIC=1 UNICODE=1 CXXFLAGS=-fno-keep-inline-dllexport"

I get an error:

gcc: error: CreateProcess: No such file or directory makefile.gcc:4366: recipe for target 'gcc_mswudll\wxregex_regcomp.o' failed mingw32-make: *** [gcc_mswudll\wxregex_regcomp.o] Error 1

and the build stops.

Some notes:
This tutorial assumes I am using code::blocks 12, but I am using v16

This tutorial says the gcc compiler is either in C:\Program Files\CodeBlocks\bin, or C:\MinGW32\bin, but in reality it is in C:\program files\CodeBlocks\MinGW\bin

I assume this difference is because I am using V16 vs V12 of code::blocks.

My windows path does include the latter.


Thanks, Mark.

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Re: Help, can't get wxwidgets to go
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 01:42:23 am »
First, this is a general compiling/compiler installation question and for this not really in context of this forum...

I would say that you get this error because gcc can't start a program. This could be because you have a space in the installation path to the mingw installation. I would recommend to install TDM-gcc (or a other mingw installation) in a path without spaces, remove the old installation path from the PATH variable and try again...