That doesn't sound quite right.  I installed cygwin, and I got make and gcc.
The package list (http://cygwin.com/packages/) lists make & gcc, too.

Did you run the setup program, where you select the things to install?


James

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Tj [mailto:billtj / glue.umd.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:15 PM
> To: ruby-talk ML; undisclosed-recipients:
> Subject: [ruby-talk:26108] Re: Compiling Ruby Extensions in Windows
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Thanks for your pointers.  I just upgraded my Windows Ruby to 1.6.5
> and I also just installed Cygwin 1.3.5.  It looks pretty cool, but...
> it turns out the Cygwin installation does not include gcc (and make). 
> It is pretty strange, because a lot of explanations on the Cygwin web
> page mentions gcc but they don't tell how to obtain and install gcc.
> 
> So my next question is: how do I get gcc?  Should I try to get it from
> the GNU site, or should I try to install mingw?  (Will cygwin and gcc
> then talk seamlessly?)  Thanks.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Bill