newbie - cannot find -luser32 problem

Christopher Faylor
Sat Nov 18 15:50:00 GMT 2000

On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 12:46:07PM +1300, Vulcan Helicopters wrote:
>I have just installed cygwin and am trying to use gcc, but I get the
>following error:
>$ make hello
>gcc   -o hello
>/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -luser32
>collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>make: *** [hello] Error 1

It sounds like you selectively picked things to install and missed an
important piece.  If you didn't install the w32api package, you need to
do this.  This should create the missing /usr/lib/libuser32.a file.

If you did install it then you have another problem.  The command:

gcc -v -o hello

may show what the problem is.


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