X11 include files with Cygwin V1.0

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Tue Nov 30 23:39:00 GMT 1999

On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 02:12:05PM -0500, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
>Ummmm, I do not know why 6 files from X11R5 are in
>/usr/i686-cygwin/icnlude/X11.  Yes they should not be there, I
>agree.  X11R5 header files are practically of no use for development

I have no idea how this happened.  I've fired off an email message to
our release engineering department.  I wonder where this directory came

The right solution is to rm -r /usr/i686-cygwin/include/X11 .  I can't
imagine that it would contain anything useful.


>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com
>> [ mailto:cygwin-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com]On Behalf Of
>> Dtcohen@aol.com
>> Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 2:09 PM
>> To: cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
>> Cc: Dtcohen@aol.com
>> Subject: X11 include files with Cygwin V1.0
>> Hello Cygnus,
>>I had a problem this last weekend where one of my applications was core
>>dumping.  After tracing it down, I found that it was because it was
>>using the X11R5 include files supplied with Cygwin v1.0 and then
>>linking with Siddiqi's X11R6.x XFree86 libraries.
>>Since no X libraries are supplied with Cygwin v1.0, aren't the include
>>files in /usr/i686-cygwin/include/X11 really of no practical use?  I
>>would suggest that perhaps they should be deleted from the next release
>>in order to save people from having similar problems in the future.

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