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    Hi every time I try to start a new project in eclipse, when i get it all set up it returns 4 warnings and an error.
    They read: Description Resource Path Location Type
    1. Program "make" is not found in PATH New C++ C/C++ Problem
    2. Error launching external scanner info generator (g++ -E -P -v -dD /Users/Steven/Documents/workspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.cdt.make.core/specs.cpp) New C++ [Discovery Options] page in project properties C/C++ Problem
    3. Error launching external scanner info generator (gcc -E -P -v -dD /Users/Steven/Documents/workspace/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.cdt.make.core/specs.c) New C++ [Discovery Options] page in project properties C/C++ Problem

    4. Program 'g++' is not found in $PATH New C++ [Discovery Options] page in project properties C/C++ Problem
    5. Program 'gcc' is not found in $PATH New C++ [Discovery Options] page in project properties C/C++ Problem


    What is wrong? I tried deleting eclipse entirely and reinstalling it and it did not fix the issue. Is it something I did or is the program missing something? Also when I try to tell it to run the new project just to see what happens it says Launch Failed. Binary not found. Any clues would be greatly appreciated. I'm really lost as to whats going on and I'm trying to do some practice programming before my exam tomorrow but I can't with the program itself not working properly.


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    Default Re: Help with eclipse?

    How are you setting up Eclipse? Do you have a build system installed (Cygwin or Msys)?

    Did you add the location of the gcc compiler to your PATH environment variable?

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    I would guess that i don't or I accidentally erased it. Which one should I download and where can i find it?

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    Default Re: Help with eclipse?

    Either works. I have both installed, but when I build C++ programs in windows with Eclipse (very rare now that I have Visual Studio) I tend to use MSys.

    MSYS | MinGW

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    Default Re: Help with eclipse?

    i'm using a mac. is there a mac version?

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    oh, I didn't realize that. Umm, I'm not sure you need either (both are meant for windows). If I remember correctly, macs should be able to install the gcc compiler directly, but don't quote me on this since I don't use macs and have never developed for them.

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    I can't add much beyond a comment on gcc and mac: gcc is installed by default on mac. Go to the terminal and type gcc - should be on the Path already.

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