mingw64-x86_64-libidn2 is out-of-date, causes linking fail

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Feb 5 21:57:19 GMT 2022

On 2022-02-05 11:15, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> There's a version skew problem between the current gnutls (3.5.18)
> and libidn2 (2.3.2) in mingw64-x86_64.  This tickles an old bug (see
> e.g. this bug report [1]) at runtime, namely:
>    entry point "_idn2_punycode_decode" could not be found in
>    .../libgnutls-30.dlls-30.dll
> Downgrading mingw64-x86_64-libidn2 from 2.3.2 (2021) to 2.0,4 (2017)
> fixes the problem, but may or may not introduce other issues down the
> line.
> Any chance we could get an update to the mingw64-x86_64-gnutls
> package?  I note that the libgnutls30 package is at 3.6.9, and gnutls
> stable itself is at 3.6.16.
> [1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1683812

It is currently ORPHANED so I had a look a year or so ago at getting 
base Cygwin gnutls up to date for htmldoc, wget/2 but found ORPHANED 
required dependency upgrades which had cygport build problems I couldn't 

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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