Re: ncl executable for 6.0.0

From: Mary Haley <haley_at_nyahnyahspammersnyahnyah>
Date: Wed Jun 22 2011 - 23:18:37 MDT

Hi Joe,

NCL Versions 6.0.0-beta and 6.0.0 were compiled on different Cygwin systems, with potentially different versions of GNU (I would have to check this). I didn't realize that the gcc compiler was naming the files differently. This is not something that we do specifically when creating the NCL Cygwin binary, and I'm not sure why the ".exe" was appended in one case and not the other.

My guess is if you get rid of /usr/local/bin/ncl, and then just type "ncl -V", it should find the "ncl.exe" file and execute it. You may need to remove some other executables that have duplicates.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.


On Jun 21, 2011, at 12:18 PM, Joe Grim wrote:

> Hi,
> I have recently downloaded NCL 6.0.0 for cygwin from
> I have then followed all of the cygwin installation notes from
> This includes gunzipping and untarring a file called ncl_ncarg-6.0.0.CYGWIN_NT-6.1_i686.tar.gz within the /usr/local/ directory
> Among many other things, this creates an executable in /usr/local/bin/ called ncl.exe, but it doesn’t overwrite the previous 6.0.0-beta version of ncl (no .exe suffix). So, if I type “ncl –V”, I get “6.0.0-beta”, whereas if I type “ncl.exe –V”, I get “6.0.0”. Should the executable called “ncl” also be in the tar file?
> I know this is a minor problem, but I spent a lot of time figuring out that all I needed to do was use “ncl.exe” instead of “ncl”. I thought others might run into this too.
> Thanks.
> Joe Grim
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