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Date: 2009-02-01 (03:34)
From: Shailesh Khandekar <shailesh.khandekar@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Help on installing OCaml on Windows XP
Hello Sam,
> Here's my goal: I want to run ocamlopt and have a binary executable 
> for my project on Windows and be able to give it to my friend and have 
> it run; this would rule out Cygwin, since I'd need extra .dll files.  
> I don't want that, so I wanted to go ahead and download one of the 
> other OCaml binary installables (MSVC or MinGW).  However, I tried 
> both, and I keep getting the same error:
>>> ocamlopt -o geomancian
>> 'as' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
>> program or batch file.
>> File "", line 1, characters 0-1:
>> Error: Assembler error, input left in file <directory
>> omitted>\camlasme1fe97.s
Ocamlopt is looking for the assembler, i.e. 'as' command. Looks like the 
binutils is missing on the target machine. You can get it from:

The Ocaml download page for binary distribution for Microsoft Windows at:
mentions that, some features require the Cygwin environment (for MinGW) 
and similar for MSVC.

I'm curious to find out whether it would work with just a mingw-msys 
installation, without using Cygwin. Waiting for the download to finish 
on my machine.

Best regards,

Shailesh S. Khandekar,