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Re: readline 5.1 question

On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:09:18AM -0500, Bob Rossi wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 03:48:01PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > My application recently started depending on readline 5.1. In Cygwin, I
> > > installed in setup.exe 
> > >   All->Devel->readline, and I have version 5.1-1 as the current.
> > 
> > Did you also pick up libreadline6-5.1-1?  readline-5.1-1 only contains
> > the headers and static link library, but using plain -lreadline without
> > also using -static picks up the dynamic link library.  The .dll is purposefully
> > shipped in a different package, since the .dll is required by base
> > packages, but the headers and static libraries are only needed in
> > a development environment.  I don't know of a way to make setup.exe
> > force dependencies across experimental versions (ie. if you select
> > just readline-5.1-1, it would be nice if cygwin.exe could then automatically
> >also select libreadline6-5.1-1).
> Thanks for the prompt reply. Yes, I think I did install that. It's very
> odd to me that there is libreadline-6-5.1-1, since there is no readline
> version 6. Are you suggesting the cygwin package manager has no way of
> dealing with multiple version of a library?
> > By the way, following the directions here, by attaching the output
> > of cygcheck -svr, would have made it more obvious to me if you
> > are experiencing the version mismatch that I think you are:
> > > Problem reports:
> Sorry, attached is the output.

OK, actually, I pulled a major NO NO. Sorry. After I read your comments
I installed the package. Then I did the cygcheck command. So, things are
working fine now, with your help.

Thanks very much. Is there any reason this important library isn't
installed by default?

Bob Rossi

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