Originally posted by JellyStones
compile gcc under cygwin
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't cygwin a Linux-like environment for Windows? So if you were currently trying to run Linux, what would be the point of compiling gcc under cgywin? However, you can find binaries for GCC (for cygwin) at the homepage here
. They also have binaries for modern distro's, although most (if not all) come with GCC and the like. And the documentation is generally VERY good for Linux, its just installation itself can be kinda tricky
. You use Red Hat, so if you can't compile your own, just look for RPMs, they're everywhere. Perhaps I'm still confused by your original question, but I hope this helps. Good Luck
As for your last question, I think cross-compiling is when you compile something on a system (let's say Linux) for a different system (let's say Windows). Don't hold me to this, but I think that's what it is.
EDIT: My bad, you're right, just links to the cygwin homepage. I figured the install would come with something as essential as a compiler, but my original point stands, cygwin is for Windows, not Linux
. So I don't understand the point really.