BUG (1.5.19-4): libdl.a is missing
Mon Jun 5 00:07:00 GMT 2006
On Sat, Jun 03, 2006 at 01:58:14AM -0700, Daniel Santos wrote:
>cygwin (as in the base cygwin package) is missing /lib/libdl.a. The
>install for the cygwin package should create a symlink with this name
>that links to libcygwin.a in the same directory. Otherwise, builds for
>a lot of different software packages are broken. Example is bash-3.1.
>It will die at this point:
>gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -DSHELL -I. -I.. -I../include -I../lib -g
>-DCROSS_COMPILING -o mkbuiltins mkbuiltins.o -ldl
>cannot find -ldl
>collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
>Create the above symlink and everybody is happy, nobody has to die...
I've added a libdl.a to the latest snapshot, however any project which
relies on the existence of this library without checking to see if it
exists is broken as far as portability is concerned.
>Note: It was a pain in the ass to figure out how to report and bug.
>Would be nice if there was a bug database or something.
There is a "Reporting Problems" link on nearly every page of the cygwin
>Will be worse if I have to subscribe to this list to post to it.
http://cygwin.com/lists.html states which mailing lists are moderated.
You've just discovered that the main cygwin list is not one of them.
Phew. I guess we dodged that bullet, at least. I almost came >this<
close to having to refund all of your money for the inconvenience you've
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