13 September 2013

Portable GnuWin32

How to make GnuWin32 portable.

  1. Install all the GnuWin32 packages you require on a "build" computer. The packages are normally installed in a "GnuWin32" folder.
  2. Copy the GnuWin32 folder from your "build" computer to your portable drive or target computer.
  3. On your target computer, add the path to the GnuWin32\bin folder to your user (not system) PATH environment variable.

(Moving to portable applications to save time installing programming tools each time I have to work on another computer, especially when I don't have administrator rights.)