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ImageMagick 6.0.4 no longer executes with package xorg-x11-bin-dlls

Hi all,

I have found a problem with ImageMagick 6.0.4 running with xorg-x11-bin-dlls - and I've found a temporary fix.


After a recent update to my Cygwin installation, which updated the X11 packages amongst many other things, the 'convert' program stopped working. It simply exited silently with an error status. I discovered with gdb that it was failing with an unknown exception but I could find no more information. It turned out, thanks to running 'cygcheck convert', that this was because of a missing DLL, specifically /usr/X11R6/bin/cygdpstk-1.dll.

A bit more digging and I found that this DLL used to be part of package xorg-x11-bin-dlls but has been removed with the latest release - It existed in all versions (as far as I have been able to find out) up to this one.

I also discovered that this DLL itself relies on another missing DLL: /usr/X11R6/bin/cygdps-1.dll which I found in the same package.


I've fixed the problem for myself by grabbing these DLLs from the previous version of this package (xorg-x11-bin-dlls- and hand-installing them by copying them into the relevant directory. Fortunately they are still compatible with the other DLLs they depend on.


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