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Re: emacs-w32 not starting - missing dependency?

On 8/19/2016 4:03 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
On 8/19/2016 11:22 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
On 8/19/2016 9:55 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
On 8/19/2016 6:27 AM, Peter Hull wrote:
Hi all,

When I type 'emacs' at the bash prompt, emacs does not start and the
prompt re-appears very quickly as if nothing happened. 'emacs -Q' and
'emacs --version' do the same, nothing is printed.

My alternatives are set such that emacs points to emacs-w32. I also
emacs-nox and that works fine.

If I run 'strace emacs-w32' I get an error dialog:

"The procedure entry point WebPDecode could not be located in the
dynamic link library C:\cygwin\bin\cygMagickCore-6.Q16-2.dll."

Is this a known problem? If not I can attach cygcheck.out and the
from strace if that will help.

It's not a known problem.

It is now.  I can reproduce the problem (only on 32-bit Cygwin).  I'll
look into it.

The problem turns out to be related to the recent update of libgd3.
Reverting to the previous version fixes it.

Notice that cygMagickCore-6.Q16-2.dll, which occurs in the error dialog
above, depends on cyggd-3.dll:

$ cygcheck /usr/bin/cygMagickCore-6.Q16-2.dll | grep cyggd-3

Marco, is it possible that the libgd3 update requires a rebuild of

Or maybe the issue is that the latest build of gd should have had an ABI bump. Volker?


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