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Re: GCC Compilation Error

On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Paul Bezzam wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a question: I recently installed Cygwin, and I am trying to compile
> a C program.  But I get this message after I use the compile command:
> /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-cygwin/3.0/../.i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld: Cannot find
> -luser32
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> I am pretty new at this..Can you please offer any help.
> Thanks.
> Paul


When the linker receives a -lBLAH flag, it looks for a file called
libBLAH.a (on Cygwin, also libBLAH.dll.a or BLAH.dll).  The Cygwin package
search page at <> shows that "libuser32" is
contained in the w32api package.  This means that to compile your program
you need to install that package (using Cygwin setup.exe).  HTH,
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