Trying to build OCRmyPDF under Cygwin, hit a brick wall
Fri May 15 19:34:44 GMT 2020
On 15.05.2020 20:17, Jim Garrison via Cygwin wrote:
> On 5/14/2020 5:23 PM, René Berber via Cygwin wrote:
>>> if os.name == 'nt':
>>> libname = 'liblept-5'
>>> os.environ['PATH'] = shim_paths_with_program_files()
>> Notice this change in search path, dll files in Windows are executables
>> and they are (must) installed in the system PATH (or the current
> $PATH contains /usr/bin
>> Either that or python needs the symbols file, like the linker, which in
>> this case would be /usr/lib/liblept.dll.a, which is in the -devel
>> package, but I doubt it.
> Installing the -devel package, and undoing my "fix" to leptonica.py
> fixed the problem. I guess I'm now going to have to learn how to
> build a Cygwin package for it.
the usage of import library for linking a library is very standard,
not really Cygwin specific.
headers and import library are almost every time in the libXXX-devel.
In the doubt you can look at the source package info:
> Unfortunately I didn't realize how involved building it on Cygwin was
> going to be and that it would be worth documenting, so I didn't keep
> track of everything I had to do (sigh!)
building for Cygwin is a Unix-like exercise.
May be you started with a Windows-like view ?
> How would I gauge interest in having a Cygwin version of OCRmyPDF?
from the list at
the only package NOT available on Cygwin is "unpaper"
More information about the Cygwin