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Re: AR error

David L. Morgan wrote:

	I am running cygwin 1.5.21-1 on a Windows XP64 system, and am having
a problem with AR on the system, where AR reports "File format not recognized"
when I attempt to link what appears to be a valid object.  Here is an example:

$ make -n endian.o
echo "-- C compiling    -O3 endian.c --"
gcc -Wall -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE      -O3 -I/cygdrive/c/tree/dbc/incl
ude -I/cygdrive/c/tree/root/include -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686
-pc-cygwin/2.95.3-*/include  -c endian.c

$ make endian.o
-- C compiling    -O3 endian.c --
endian.c: In function `swapped_read32':
endian.c:129: warning: implicit declaration of function `_read'
endian.c: In function `swapped_write64':
endian.c:355: warning: implicit declaration of function `_write'

$ make -n
ar -ar -o /cygdrive/c/tree/dbc/lib/libendian.a  endian.o

$ make
ar: endian.o: File format not recognized
make: *** [/cygdrive/c/tree/dbc/lib/libendian.a] Error 1

$ objdump -a endian.o

endian.o:     file format pe-i386

Any ideas? I've tried several invocations of ar and I get the same result.

Start here:

Problem reports:

My WAGs are that you are either not using the Cygwin ar or that you're
not using Cygwin's gcc (2.95.3 isn't current by any stretch of the
imagination and hasn't been available for download for years with
Cygwin).  If you're using the current Cygwin gcc version, you're
installation is messed up.

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