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Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #529650] Mon, 26 April 2010 16:02 Go to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
I'm new to Eclipse. I have just downloaded the latest version and also installed the 6.0.2 CDT for C++ Programming. I use Windows 7 and when I write a code and try to compile it in the errors window it shows:
"Type Error launching external scanner info generator"
As I said i'm new to eclipse, I have searched the forums and have got nothing. Can someone help me and tell me what should I do so I can write and compile C++ apps with eclipse?

Thanks in advance!
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #529753 is a reply to message #529650] Tue, 27 April 2010 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel MuellerFriend
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It seems that you did not install a toolchain (compiler, debugger, etc.). You need MinGW or Cygwin.
See Help->Hep Contents->C/C++ Develoment->Before you begin


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Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530064 is a reply to message #529650] Wed, 28 April 2010 11:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
I have downloaded MinGW and also something named gdb. I didn't install the make feature and it is installed in C:\MinGW. Now how should I change eclipse settings to use it? I tryed help contents but I didn't found any exact and clear awnser.
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530097 is a reply to message #530064] Wed, 28 April 2010 13:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel MuellerFriend
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In Project Properties you can define the toolchain (MinGW) to use.

Here you can find some more instructions to use Eclipse:
http://book.dehlia.in/c-cpp-eclipse/?utm_source=eclipse& utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=20100327


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Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530233 is a reply to message #529650] Thu, 29 April 2010 01:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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I still didn't understand what to do.
In the guide you gave me, says that zlib is needed. and besides it says you should use zlib folder as workspace folder. Can you give me a short and straight explain for installing and editing settings to use the compilers? I don't need anything else right now.
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530548 is a reply to message #530233] Fri, 30 April 2010 06:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel MuellerFriend
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1) Open Project Properties
2) go to C/C++ Build->Tool chain
3) Select MinGW GCC

The link I sent you is an example for zlib. But the configuration steps are similar.


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Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530578 is a reply to message #529650] Fri, 30 April 2010 08:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hello,
I get "Launch Failed. Binary file not found."
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530623 is a reply to message #530578] Fri, 30 April 2010 11:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel MuellerFriend
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1) Open Project Properties
2) go to C/C++ Build->Settings
3) select PE Windows Parser" as binary parser


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Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530639 is a reply to message #529650] Fri, 30 April 2010 12:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
It was already selected. Won't work...
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530665 is a reply to message #530639] Fri, 30 April 2010 13:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel MuellerFriend
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Did you actually build the application? Can you see any binary with the Windows Explorer?

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Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530748 is a reply to message #529650] Fri, 30 April 2010 17:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
No I don't see any binary files in the workspace. and yes I am trying to run as a local c/c++ application.
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530882 is a reply to message #529650] Sun, 02 May 2010 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
no help? Sad
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #530937 is a reply to message #530882] Mon, 03 May 2010 06:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Axel Mueller is currently offline Axel MuellerFriend
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Well, you should build the application before you can launch it.

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- see the FAQ http://wiki.eclipse.org/CDT/User/FAQ
- google
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #531011 is a reply to message #529650] Mon, 03 May 2010 11:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
I can't even build the application. There is no build button.
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #531089 is a reply to message #531011] Mon, 03 May 2010 16:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Meera  is currently offline Meera Friend
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Quote:
I didn't install the make feature and it is installed in C:\MinGW


That won't help.....

1. You need the make utility.(Also don't forget to add it in PATH.)

Please try to follow steps in http://book.dehlia.in/c-cpp-eclipse/.
I am the author of that book. If something confuses, tell me.

Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #531094 is a reply to message #531089] Mon, 03 May 2010 17:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Meera wrote on Mon, 03 May 2010 12:34
Quote:
I didn't install the make feature and it is installed in C:\MinGW


That won't help.....

1. You need the make utility.(Also don't forget to add it in PATH.)

Please try to follow steps in http://book.dehlia.in/c-cpp-eclipse/.
I am the author of that book. If something confuses, tell me.



That time I posted that reply, I didn't have the make feauture installed but now I have.
Can you give me an download link of the PDF version of the book? I can't really access it. Can only read it via google docs. will be much more appreciated if you upload it as a PDF file and let us download it.
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #531170 is a reply to message #531094] Tue, 04 May 2010 02:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Meera  is currently offline Meera Friend
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Send me an email to book@dehlia DOT in I will email u the pdf version.

The PDF is consuming huge bandwidth on my web server. Does anybody know some other mechanism to distribute the PDF?
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #531262 is a reply to message #529650] Tue, 04 May 2010 11:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Sorry,
book [at] dehlia [dot] in?

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Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #531494 is a reply to message #529650] Wed, 05 May 2010 08:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahyar  is currently offline Mahyar Friend
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Hi,
Is installing zlib important? I mean I can't compile without it?
And also I have installed MinGW with make and g++ compiler in the eclipse folder/MinGW. and have also set the PATH in eviroment to the correct folder name and also have set the project toolchain as MinGW. but still when I want to run a c++ source file it says binary file not found.
Re: Type Error launching external scanner info generator [message #540120 is a reply to message #531494] Tue, 15 June 2010 02:59 Go to previous message
No real name is currently offline No real nameFriend
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I was having the same problem, but I moved my eclipse install directory to root level (C:\eclipse) so that eclipse and mingw are both in the C: root. Now my hello world builds correctly and runs.

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