Installing Chicken on MSYS2

Set this environment variable in the Windows Control Panel:


Install 64-bit MSYS2, launch bash using the MingW64 shell:

To reiterate, be certain you run the correct shell. IE, you will run:


Install the necessary dependencies:

pacman -Sy
pacman -S mingw-w64-cross-toolchain base-devel mingw-w64-x86_64-gcc winpty

Build and install Chicken:

tar xf chicken-4.11.0.tar.gz; cd chicken-4.11.0
make PLATFORM=mingw-msys
make PLATFORM=mingw-msys install

You will need to run csi through winpty:

winpty csi