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Re: [open-cobol-list] OC on Win XP

From: John Culleton
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] OC on Win XP
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:25:20 -0500
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On Sunday 31 January 2010 02:03:48 David Essex wrote:
> John Culleton wrote:
> > On Saturday 30 January 2010 11:34:07 John Culleton wrote:
> >> I have OC on my Linux partition. I want to set it up on
> >> my Win XP partition for validation on that platform. I know there is
> >> cygwin and mingw as potential sub hosts.  Which in your opinion is more
> >> suitable, easier install etc. for an OC installation
> >
> > The site has been pirated. It now sells real estate. So cygwin
> > is the only current choice.
> Have you looked at the VC version of OC [1].
> In any case, the MinGW site is hosted on SF [2], so only the DSN
> ( is not working. You can still download the files you require.
> Some hints on building OC:
> You can download VB-ISAM (version 2), and PDCurses (version 2.4), MinGW
> binaries at the TC download area [3]. The GMP libraries can be found
> here [4].
> To configure and build OC on MinGW you will need to install MSYS.
> Anyway, hope this helps.
> 1) OpenCOBOL 1.1 binaries - using VC
> 2) MinGW on SF
> 3) TC on SF
> 4) GMP for Windows Platform

OK I opened door number 1 and downloaded/ installed the precompiled "native"
version provided by Sergey. But first I downloaded/installed XPS2 PSDK to get 
Microsoft's c compiler. I discovered the following interesting things:
1. cobc needs default.conf and default.conf is described as being in
ergo Sergey's product needs to be unzipped at the c:\ level.
2. Windows can't find cobc.exe at that location either. So either cobc needs to 
be fully qualified 
or else the compilation needs to happen in the \Open\Cobol directory. 
I tried both ways. 
3. Since this is a native Windows app I am uncertain how parameters are 
handled. is it
cobc -x progname.cbl
cobc /x progname.cbl
or something else?
4. No matter how I twist and turn this error message comes forth:
cl is not a program or a bat file.  

I thought it sounded too easy. 

I have also downloaded Bill Klein's screed on installing OC on windows.  I'll 
try that on Monday. 
John Culleton
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