Library issues with GCC - libuser32

Jeff Bader
Mon Nov 19 23:11:00 GMT 2007

See, that's what I was hoping. It makes more sense to me that I just
did something wrong, but, at this point, it's working and I'm not
interested in reinstalling it all over again just to make sure.


On Nov 19, 2007 1:23 PM, Christopher Faylor
<> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 12:22:24PM -0800, Jeff Bader wrote:
> >Using GCC: For ld to find "-luser32", I downloaded a version of w32api
> >and then copied the libuser32 file into the main cygwin library. Why
> >was this necessary to use GCC? Why could I not just install the devel
> >package and be done with it?
> If you install Cygwin normally the libuser32.a file is installed in a
> directory which is automatically searched.
> If that was not the case then you couldn't build any programs.
> Despite other messages in this thread, I don't see anything here to
> indicate that this has anything to do with -mno-cygwin.  gcc finds
> -luser32 properly whether you use -mno-cygwin or not.
> cgf
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