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Re: socket error with NTLM auth proxy and multi interface

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:23:44 -0700

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 09:49:49AM -0400, Pingzhong Li wrote:
> I found out this link: and I am trying to follow the section for Cygwin. This time, I am running at a Cygwin shell however it complains that there is ar file.
> pli_at_BBT400LT5586 /cygdrive/c/users/pli/downloads/curl-7.22.0/curl-7.22.0
> $ sh configure
> checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
> checking whether to enable debug build options... no
> checking whether to enable compiler optimizer... (assumed) yes
> checking whether to enable strict compiler warnings... no
> checking whether to enable compiler warnings as errors... no
> checking whether to enable curl debug memory tracking... no
> checking whether to enable c-ares for DNS lookups... no
> checking for sed... /usr/bin/sed
> checking for grep... /usr/bin/grep
> checking for egrep... /usr/bin/grep -E
> checking for ar... no
> configure: error: ar not found in PATH. Cannot continue without ar.
> Then I launched the setup.exe for Cygwin again to try to install the ar, however I just could not find it at the packages ( it is not easy to find it either, I did search as well and I didn't find a ar file although it found arc, arj, parrot, tar etc). I did some search on internet, and it is really not any information about ar file. Any idea?

ar is part of the compiler suite; if you're able to compile with gcc from the
Cygwin command-line, you should already have ar. If not, then the GNU version
is often in a package called binutils.

>>> Dan
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