These steps are the ones I took to install the GCC MSys utilities on our Windows/x86 platform.
NOTE: I downloaded the MSys installer while I was installing the GCC compiler tools. (See previous blog entry. http://techadventurer.blogspot.com/2009/09/installing-compiler-tools-for-new.html)
First, I went to the following directory
NOTE: The post install batch command file will rename it back to the original name.
I scanned the file "MSYS-1.0.11.exe" for viruses and then executed it.
Specify the following "Destination Directory"
and the following "Start Menu Folder"
I continued with the post install.
When it asked for the path where MinGW is installed, I specified the following
NOTE: I used forward slash (under the '?').
To test the GCC Minimal System Utilities, I executed MSys from the "Start" menu.
Start -> MinGW -> MSYS -> MSYS
Its text terminal interface appeared.
At the line command prompt I typed the following commands:
The "ls" command yielded contents of the directory
The "cat installed.ini" command yielded the contents of the file
MSys was installed successfully.