In fact, some distributions are distinctly different down to the type of file types they use for package management.As you can see there are number of possible systems (and the above list is not even close to being all-inclusive).The Min GW-builds project provides a package similar to Min GW but with an updated GCC (4.7.2).I extracted the files to c:\Min GW (so I could use the same path) after moving my existing Min GW to another folder.Many years ago, when I first began with Linux, installing applications and keeping a system up to date was not an easy feat.In fact, if you wanted to tackle either task you were bound for the command line.First, open the Terminal application and type following two commands (Application Please note that above two commands will fetch files from the Internets or local mirrors.
Of course, at the time, most everyone trying their hand at Linux knew they were getting into something that would require some work. But even though Linux has evolved into the user-friendly operating system it is, there are still some systems that are fundamentally different than their Windows counterparts.
Only Min GW has MSYS, so if you need that (I did) copy the msys folder from the original Min GW.
After installing Min GW-builds, the result of g --version: The latest GCC that comes with standard Min GW is currently 4.7.0.
You need NOT to make any changes to this file until and unless you need extra repositories for your setup.
Type the following apt-get command: in addition to performing the function of upgrade, also intelligently handles changing dependencies with new versions of packages; apt-get has a “smart” conflict resolution system, and it will attempt to upgrade the most important packages at the expense of less important ones if necessary. The /etc/apt/file contains a list of locations from which to retrieve desired package files. It works like Microsoft or Red Hat update manager i.e.