Fwd: Re: Trying to build rxvt on Cygwin64.

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 2 21:33:00 GMT 2013

On Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 05:23:44PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>On 9/2/2013 5:09 PM, V?clav Zeman wrote:
>> On 09/02/2013 09:14 PM, Robert McBroom wrote:
>>> make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/rxvt/W11/w32'
>>> gcc -c xlib.c -O -I.. -mwin32
>>> xlib.c: In function ?XOpenDisplay?:
>>> xlib.c:131:26: error: lvalue required as left operand of assignment
>>> (NT_window*)(scrd->root)= NT_new_window();
>>> ^
>> This is a bug in the original source code. It needs to be fixed or the
>> bug needs to be sidestepped. This might work, untested:
>Are you using the -src package from the cygwin mirrors, and the cygport 
>script?  The rxvt shipped by cygwin has been heavily patched from 
>upstream to support our (32bit) platform; at *minimum* you will need 
>those patches to build the 64 bit version.
>Unfortunately rxvt is pretty far down my list of priorities for porting 
>to 64bit given its dead-as-a-doornail, ex-parrot status upstream and 
>relative lack of users.  The best I can say is, I'll get to it eventually.

It would probably help if you identified the Thursday on which this
would be ready.

It's too bad about the parrot.  I'm sure it had beautiful plumage.  I
assume your cat, or lack thereof, was responsible.


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