Linking Errors related to X11

Larry Hall (Cygwin-X)
Thu Mar 22 14:38:00 GMT 2012

On 3/22/2012 10:33 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 07:04:54PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin-X) wrote:
>> On 3/21/2012 6:19 PM, Tom Szczesny wrote:
>>> I am attempting to port the aplus-fsf-4.22 package (available at
>>> to cygwin,
>>> and I'm getting linking errors related to X11.
>>> I can build the package successfully on Gentoo Linux.
>>> The build on cygwin fails at   /aplus-fsf-4.22/src/main/aplus-main.c
>>> with many error messages related to X11, such as
>>>       undefined reference to '_XWarpPointer'.
>>> The contains the lines:
>>>      X_LIBS = @X_LIBS@
>>> which got translated (in the Makefile) to:
>>>      X_INCLUDES = -I
>>>      X_LIBS = -L -lX11
>>> While this works when building in Gentoo Linux, it does not appear to
>>> be correct for cygwin.
>>> What is the correct specification when building the package in cygwin?
> [I thought this was already answered in the cygwin list]

Me too. ;-)

>> Try these:
>> X_INCLUDES = /usr/include
>> X_LIBS = -L /usr/include -lX11
>> You can also override the faulty configure script values and point
>> directly at these paths with the -x-includes and -x-libraries
>> flags.
> The -L part is not right, Larry.  If anything, it should be -L /usr/lib
> but there's no need for that since /usr/lib is searched by default.  So
> both the -L and the -I should just be deleted.

Ugh.  Cut and paste error.  Thanks for the correction.



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