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Re: ncurses, Windows 8.1 64 bit

On 22/11/13 03:57, Michael Purves wrote:
I'm having a great deal of difficulty getting my programs that use curses to
compile with Windows 8.1 64 bit. I've been
using/usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/sys-root/mingw for the header and library
files. When the compiler couldn't find some of the necessary header files
that are in /usr/include, I copied them to the appropriate place under
/usr/x86_64-w64-ming32. I also copied the various libcurses.a type libraries
from /usr/lib to my $(CMDIR)/lib. I tried various combinations of -lcurses,
-lcurses.dll, -lncurses, -lncurses.dll, -lncursesw and -lncursesw.dll.

Stop. Undo all the above. You've told gcc that your mingw system supports various cygwin libraries/calls. GCC will happily compile your code and fail to link.

You first need to decide whether you want a mingw or cygwin application. If cygwin, you also have a cygwin32/cygwin64 choice. 32 bit cygwin will compile and work on 64 bit windows. Cygwin64 currently has fewer packages. Ncurses is available in both. Then make sure you have all the necessary libraries in your chosen environment.

If you choose mingw (your current effort), then I believe further discussion in this list is off topic. Hint: you will want the mingw ncurses library and headers.

To compile against cygwin ncurses, install the appropriate headers and libs (libncursesw-devel, libncursesw, ncurses) using setup. Then use gcc (i686-pc-cygwin-gcc or x86_64-pc-cygwin-gcc) as your compiler.


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