Cygwin – “ERROR: Cannot find ‘make’ program. Please install Cygwin make package or define the GNUMAKE variable to point to it.”

Run Cygwin‘s setup.exe.
Into Select Packages search “make” into Devel section and change New column value from Skip to Keep, then click on Next then End.

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9 Replies to “Cygwin – “ERROR: Cannot find ‘make’ program. Please install Cygwin make package or define the GNUMAKE variable to point to it.””

  1. i have already installed cygwin.
    how to configure installed program.
    n in my installation it didn’t asked for any package selection.
    Could you please look into the latest version n give the solution.

    1. Hi Zain Jahangir,
      thank you for your comment.
      Use setup.exe link to Install Cygwin then I choosen “Install from Internet” -> Next -> Next -> “Direct Connection” -> Click on http address in your county or near from the “Available Download Sites” list -> Next -> In “Select Packages” list expand “Devel” node scroll until “make” and click on “Skip” to insert this package in your installation -> Next to finish the installation.

  2. Hi Eclipses…
    Thanks for your help, but I can`t seems to overcome this error.
    I did exactly as you said but still, get this error.
    I made sure that the environment variable Path points to Cygwin64/bin, where I have the Make package (latest one is 3.82.90-1), but.. nothing happens.

    Have you got any idea what might be the problem there?

    Thanks!

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