problem in compiling petsc for visual c++ 2005

Satish Balay balay at
Tue Aug 12 09:21:10 CDT 2008

On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, berry wrote:

> Hi, Matt
> Previously I installed petsc on cygwin following the official guide from
> petsc website. Because I started from cygwin shell, so both' mkdir 'and
> 'sed' command are transparent for petsc configure script.
> But for VC 2005 version, I start from VC 2005 command line prompt, and type:
> c:\cygwin\bin\bash , then going to the bash shell. I am not sure why in this
> way the installation script can not see the 'sed' and 'mkdir'. By the way,
> it also miss python. So I give an absolute path for executing
> Although it starts to run the script, it misses some command
> line utilities in sub installation script.


c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login

and then verify if 'mkdir', 'sed' etc are in your PATH

which sed
which mkdir


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