emacs-w32 not starting - missing dependency?

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Aug 19 18:59:00 GMT 2016

On 8/19/2016 9:55 AM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 8/19/2016 6:27 AM, Peter Hull wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> When I type 'emacs' at the bash prompt, emacs does not start and the
>> prompt re-appears very quickly as if nothing happened. 'emacs -Q' and
>> 'emacs --version' do the same, nothing is printed.
>> My alternatives are set such that emacs points to emacs-w32. I also have
>> emacs-nox and that works fine.
>> If I run 'strace emacs-w32' I get an error dialog:
>> "The procedure entry point WebPDecode could not be located in the
>> dynamic link library C:\cygwin\bin\cygMagickCore-6.Q16-2.dll."
> Is your installation of libMagickCore6_2 up to date?  I get
> $ objdump -p /usr/bin/cygMagickCore-6.Q16-2.dll | grep WebPDecode
>         48ee2c      8  WebPDecode
>> Is this a known problem? If not I can attach cygcheck.out and the output
>> from strace if that will help.
> It's not a known problem.

It is now.  I can reproduce the problem (only on 32-bit Cygwin).  I'll 
look into it.


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