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  1. #1

    compiling executable


    how would i compile something on linux but so it can run on windows.

    it's not complicated. the code compiles on both windows and linux. but if i compile it only linux and run it on windows i get this error "The NTVDM has encountered an illegal instruction. CS:054f ..."

    =D this is how i compile it. i think this is where the problem is. but i am a noob

    $ g++ -o file.exe file1.cpp file2.cpp

    if i do ./file.exe
    it works just fine. on linux. but cant run it on windows.

    thank you

  2. #2
    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Just putting a .exe on the file does NOT make it a valid Windows/DOS executable. You'll have to either A) compile the code on a Windows box or B) use gcc to compile the source into a Windows binary as the "Cross Compiling" section in this article instructs.
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  3. #3
    oh i knew that. i just thought it'd help it read it =D

    what i didnt know is that it compiles different on linux =)

    thanks a lot

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    ah cross compiling's too hard for me right now =D

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