B.3.1.1 Installing a Prepared Distribution for MS-Windows Systems

The only supported binary distribution for MS-Windows systems is that provided by Eli Zaretskii’s “ezwinports” project. Install the compiled gawk from there. Note that to run that port, you need to have the libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll file installed on your system. This file is part of the GCC distribution, and should reside either in the same directory where you install gawk.exe or somewhere on your system’s Path. You can download this file from the MinGW site; look under the “MinGW.org Compiler Collection (GCC)” for the LibGCC-1.DLL download.