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Re: kernel32.dll breakage (was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: cygwin-1.7.6-1)

On 21/08/2010 2:58 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
Not anymore. I could reproduce the problem on XP, but not on W7. This
reminded me of a checkin to w32api from yesterday.  The kernel32.def
file, which is used to create the kernel32.a inport library for
linking against kernel32.dll has been regenerated on a Windows 7 system.

The problem is that CreateProcessAsUserW was never available in
kernel32.dll, but in advapi32.dll(*).  However, with the new kernel32.def,
CreateProcessAsUserW is now exported by kernel32.a as well.

Apparently kernel32.dll *does* export CreateProcessAsUserW now under
Windows 7.  However, *officially*, the CreateProcessAsUserW symbol is
still provided by advapi32.dll.

Chris [Sutcliffe], can we please revert this change for now?  It breaks
building Win32 apps, if the link order prefers kernel32.a over advapi32.a.


In theory, shouldn't the gendef script drop symbols from kernel32.def
which are defined in advapi32.dll?  That would fix the problem, afaics.

That would be ideal, but I'm not sure what the capabilities of gendef are in this respect.



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