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mingw gnu unix gcc


This is not the latest version of MinGW available. | Updated: 02 Jun 2015



Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • cstrauss
  • cwilso11
  • earnie
  • keithmarshall


mingw gnu unix gcc


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choco upgrade mingw -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

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choco upgrade mingw -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure mingw installed
    name: mingw
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

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chocolatey_package 'mingw' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: mingw,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller mingw
   Name     = 'mingw'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

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package { 'mingw':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install mingw version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 22 Dec 2015.


MinGW (“Minimalistic GNU for Windows”) is a collection of freely available and freely distributable Windows specific header files and import libraries combined with GNU toolsets that allow one to produce native Windows programs that do not rely on any 3rd-party C runtime DLLs.

Gambit Scheme system, compiler and interpreter.

The default package now uses SJLJ (32-bit) and SEH (64-bit) exception handling and posix threads. Other configurations can be selected using the params:

  • exception: sjlj, seh (64-bit only), dwarf (32-bit only)
  • threads: posix, win32

For example: -params "/exception:sjlj /threads:win32"

# Default values
$packageName = 'mingw'
$packageVersion = '4.8.3'
$rev = 'rev0'
$threads = 'posix'
$exception = 'default' #dwarf is 32bit only, seh is 64bit only, sjlj works with 32 / 64

$arguments = @{}
$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters

if($packageParameters) {
  $MATCH_PATTERN = "/([a-zA-Z]+):([a-zA-Z0-9]+)"

  if($packageParameters -match $MATCH_PATTERN ){
    $results = $packageParameters | Select-String $MATCH_PATTERN -AllMatches
    $results.matches | % {

  if($arguments.ContainsKey("exception")) {
    Write-Host "Exception Argument Found"
    $exception = $arguments["exception"]

  if($arguments.ContainsKey("threads")) {
    Write-Host "Threads Argument Found"
    $threads = $arguments["threads"]

# Select 32-bit or 64-bit install. We're explicit here rather than depending on helpers so we can
# accurately set PATH.
$forceX86 = $env:chocolateyForceX86;
if (($forceX86) -or (Get-ProcessorBits 32)) {
  Write-Debug "installing mingw-w64 32-bit"
  if ($exception -eq 'default') {
    $exception = 'sjlj'
  } elseif (($exception -ne 'sjlj') -and ($exception -ne 'dwarf')) {
    Write-Host "Unknown value $exception for exception parameter, expected 'dwarf' or 'sjlj'; using sjlj"
    $exception = 'sjlj'
  $mingwDir = 'mingw32'
  $prefix = 'i686'
} else {
  Write-Debug "installing mingw-w64 64-bit"
  if ($exception -eq 'default') {
    $exception = 'seh'
  } elseif (($exception -ne 'sjlj') -and ($exception -ne 'seh')) {
    Write-Host "Unknown value $exception for exception parameter, expected 'seh' or 'sjlj'; using seh"
    $exception = 'seh'
  $mingwDir = 'mingw64'
  $prefix = 'x86_64'

$zipFile = "$prefix-$packageVersion-release-$threads-$exception-rt_v3-$rev.7z"
. (Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) chocolateyInclude.ps1)

$url = "$zipFile"

$binRoot = Get-BinRoot
Write-Debug "Bin Root is $binRoot"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$url" "$binRoot"

$installDir = Join-Path "$binRoot" "$mingwDir"
Write-Host "Adding `'$installDir`' to the path and the current shell path"
Install-ChocolateyPath "$installDir\bin"
$env:Path = "$($env:Path);$installDir\bin"
. (Join-Path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) chocolateyInclude.ps1)

Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "${packageName}"

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MinGW-w64 7.3.0 11011 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW-w64 6.4.0 22602 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW-w64 5.4.0 479 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW 5.3.0 123996 Sunday, February 14, 2016 Approved
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