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E2133 error

Posted by Imajica [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 12:54:45 PM

After downloading Borland C++BUILDER COMMAND LINE TOOLS and compiling a program, I get the error "Error E2133: Unable to execute command 'ilink32.exe'" This is on xp, for which there are no instructions for setting up the enviornmental variables.

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 01:25:33 PM

Well for a start, i thought DOS was dead in XP?

second, why are you using C++ command line? if you want a free DOS compiler check out DJGPP: (http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/)

or if you want it because of the BGI check out turbo C++, it even has a IDE.

unless there is some really specific reason you want C++ builder CL version?


Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 02:02:06 PM

Dos aint gone in XP. It's only better hidden than before.

DJGPP has a IDE too: Rhide and if you need graphics: get the Allegro lib. Unless you absolutely need slow graphics in which case BGI is the way to go.


Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 13, 2002, 10:54:52 PM

Dos now runs on top of windows, as opposed to the reverse as it used to be.

Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at April 16, 2002, 05:01:48 PM

Actually, DOS *is* dead with NT/2000/XP, but since a lot of long-haired people *need* that DOS-prompt (I do!), they're emulating it through the actual system, so yeah, I guess Gian's description is pretty accurate. :)

Anyway, I was thinking, that while I have your attention.. What environment would you people advice me to use for writing C/C++ code (and compiling ofcourse) in Windows? I'm not going to buy VC++ no matter how good it is, and I'm not gonna pirate it either. It's for a cross-platform, OpenSource piece of software, so even though the main part will be written on Linux, there will be some parts that needs to be done in Windows. :)

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at April 17, 2002, 01:09:38 AM

If you're mostly using linux, you might like to look into cygwin. It will let you copy your whole project across to windows and have a reasonable chance of compiling everything in exactly the same way. It's got win32 headers and all that jazz, too. (I don't know the URL. Google is your friend)

You can also look into mingw, which is a port of GCC to windows. Go to http://www.mingw.org/ for that one. Bloodshed Dev-C++ is an IDE for this compiler, and you can go to http://www.bloodshed.net/ to grab a copy of it. The compiler is included in the download.

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