cygwin cannot find make program


What I’m trying to do is successfully compile native code using Cygwin. The error message i get when i run type my directory to the ndk-build in the terminal is

ERROR: Cannot find ‘make’ program. Please install Cygwin make package or define the GNUMAKE variable to point to it.

This is what im typing into the Cygwin terminal:


My Build Path is: C:\cygwin\bin;C:\Users\Kwesi\Desktop\android-ndk-r8\ndk-build;

I’ve installed the make using this youtube video tutorial, so I am pretty sure it is installed correctly.


You probably just need to install the make package.

Run the setup.exe command that you used to install Cygwin in the first place, and select “make”.

First, to confirm that this is the problem, run make from the terminal.

You’ll likely have to install some other packages as well.

Answered By – Keith Thompson

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