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RE: Running fontforge.exe does nothing
David Spector wrote on 24 June 2008 13:42:
> Thank you for your prompt and excellent response,
> which got lost somehow before I could see it in my
> incoming mail.
NP, but can we keep this on the list please? (See
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PPIOSPE for a few good reasons why to keep
discussion threads in the open instead of private mail. For a start,
someone else might have had time sooner than me to answer this question...)
> When I follow your instructions, I find the following
> missing DLLs:
> cygpng12.dll and cygxml2-2.dll
> The fact that these start with "cyg" might indicate
> that these are part of cygwin.
Absolutely so. In order to find out what cygwin package contains any
given file, you plug its name into the search box at
http://cygwin.com/packages/. Doing so tells us that cygpng12.dll is part of
the libpng12 package, and that cygxml2-2.dll is part of the libxml2 package.
> Since I downloaded
> cygwin from the official site (or one of its mirrors)
> and followed the installation instructions, I have no
> idea what to do next. Any suggestions would be
You'll need to re-run setup.exe just like you did when you followed the
fontforge install instructions (assuming you referred to
http://fontforge.sourceforge.net/ms-install.html), only this time select the
libpng12 and libxml2 packges. They'll both be in the Libs category, rather
than the X11 category that you were told to look under last time.
> BTW, are you the famous David Korn who developed the
> Unix Korn shell at Bell Labs?
:) Get asked that a lot. I refer you to my "From:" line!
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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