I had that error message when I forgot to install cygipc.
If you've downloaded the latest version of cygwin then there should
be a version of postgresql included (unless you excluded it from the setup).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter [SMTP:peter(at)helpnet(dot)com(dot)au]
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 9:36 PM
> To: pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: C compiler cannot create executables
> Hello PostgreSQL,
> I tried installing PostgreSQL following the instructions in the
> FAQ_MSWIN then INSTALL files. ./configure produced:
> configure: error: installation or configuration problem: C compiler
> cannot create executables
> All the downloads were made over the last 2 days so are the latest
> versions with PostgreSQL being 7.1.1.
> The site http://www.xemacs.freeserve.co.uk/ no longer has downloads of
> utilities so I did not install anything from there.
> The FAQ_MSWIN does not say you have to start cygwin and run the INSTALL
> instructions in a cygwin window instead of a normal command line window
> so that is one minor addition you could make in FAQ_MSWIN.
> After I tried ./configure. I tried gmake and gmake was not found. I did
> a search for gmake and the closest I could find was gm in cygwin. There
> were no error messages during the cygwin install so I assume that is
> 100% ok.
> What would cause the configure error message?
> Where is gmake?
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