Downloads of v 8.1.0:


Last Update:

30 Oct 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • The MinGW-w64 Project


compiler gcc mingw mingw-w64


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8.1.0 | Updated: 30 Oct 2018



Downloads of v 8.1.0:


Software Author(s):

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MinGW-w64 8.1.0

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To install MinGW-w64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade MinGW-w64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall MinGW-w64, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade mingw -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade mingw -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure mingw installed
    name: mingw
    state: present
    version: 8.1.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'mingw' do
  action    :install
  version  '8.1.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: mingw,
    Version: 8.1.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller mingw
   Name     = 'mingw'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '8.1.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'mingw':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '8.1.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install mingw version="8.1.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 14 Jul 2020.


Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original project, created to support the GCC compiler on Windows systems. It has forked it in 2007 in order to provide support for 64 bits and new APIs. It has since then gained widespread use and distribution.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName = 'mingw'
$url = ''
$checksum = 'adb84b70094c0225dd30187ff995e311d19424b1eb8f60934c60e4903297f946'
$url64 = ''
$checksum64 = '853970527b5de4a55ec8ca4d3fd732c00ae1c69974cc930c82604396d43e79f8'

$root = Join-Path "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" "install"

New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $root | Out-Null

$packageArgs = @{
	packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
	unzipLocation = $root

	url           = $url
	url64bit      = $url64
	checksum      = $checksum
	checksumType  = 'sha256'
	checksum64    = $checksum64
	checksumType64= 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$("mingw32", "mingw64") | ForEach {
	$bin = (Join-Path "$root" (Join-Path $_ "bin"))
	If (Test-Path $bin) {
		Install-ChocolateyPath $bin

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
MinGW-w64 8.1.0 150577 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW-w64 7.3.0 28000 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW-w64 6.4.0 29083 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW-w64 5.4.0 571 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Approved
MinGW 5.3.0 139830 Sunday, February 14, 2016 Approved
MinGW 4.9.3 1180 Sunday, February 14, 2016 Approved
MinGW 4.8.5 1327 Saturday, February 13, 2016 Approved
MinGW 3844 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Approved
MinGW 12873 Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Approved

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