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Re: Unable to build setup.exe: undefined reference to `_IID_IPersistFile'

On 8 November 2010 12:29, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 11/7/2010 8:18 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> On 11/7/2010 6:41 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> -lole32 -lwsock32 -lnetapi32 /usr/lib/libuuid.a -L/lib -L/usr/lib
>> Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> /usr/lib/libintl.a /usr/lib/libiconv.a /usr/lib/mingw/liblzma.a -lbz2
>>> -lz -lmingw32
>>> mklink2.o: In function `make_link_2':
>>> /usr/src/cygsetup/setup/ undefined reference to
>>> `_IID_IPersistFile'
>>> Am I missing some library? ÂI've installed all the packages mentioned in
>>> the README.
>> The main problem is, you're using the cygwin 4.5 compiler in its
>> "cygwin" mode to compile; this causes, among other things, to use the
>> /usr/lib/libuuid.a library instead of the /usr/lib/w32api/libuuid.a one
>> you really want.
>> Take a close look at the "bootstrap" script. ÂUnless you have a mingw
>> cross compiler installed, you probably should explicitly use 'gcc-3
>> -mno-cygwin' and 'g++-3 -mno-cygwin' as your CC and CXX.
> The bootstrap script already sets CC and CXX this way as of Yaakov's changes
> of August 11. ÂYou can see 'g++-3 -mno-cygwin' in the link command that I
> quoted in my original post. ÂThere must be some other reason that
> /usr/lib/libuuid.a is used.
> Here's the build command right before the one I quoted, in case it provides
> some clue:
> /bin/sh ./libtool --tag=CXX Â --mode=link g++-3 -mno-cygwin -Werror -Wall
> -Wno-uninitialized -Wpointer-arith -Wcomments -Wcast-align -Wwrite-strings
> -g -O2 -mwindows -Wc,-static -static-libtool-libs Â-o setup.exe AntiVirus.o
> archive.o archive_tar.o archive_tar_file.o autoload.o choose.o compress.o
> compress_bz.o compress_gz.o compress_xz.o ConnectionSetting.o
> ControlAdjuster.o crypto.o cygpackage.o desktop.o dialog.o diskfull.o
> download.o Exception.o find.o FindVisitor.o filemanip.o fromcwd.o geturl.o
> gpg-packet.o ini.o IniDBBuilderPackage.o inilex.o iniparse.o
> IniParseFeedback.o IniParseFindVisitor.o install.o io_stream.o
> io_stream_cygfile.o io_stream_file.o io_stream_memory.o KeysSetting.o
> localdir.o LogFile.o LogSingleton.o main.o mkdir.o mklink2.o mount.o msg.o
> net.o netio.o nio-ie5.o nio-file.o nio-ftp.o nio-http.o package_db.o
> package_meta.o package_source.o package_version.o PackageSpecification.o
> PickCategoryLine.o PickPackageLine.o PickView.o postinstall.o
> postinstallresults.o prereq.o proppage.o propsheet.o res.o root.o
> ScanFindVisitor.o script.o setup_version.o simpsock.o site.o source.o
> SourceSetting.o splash.o state.o String++.o threebar.o UserSettings.o
> win32.o window.o csu_util/MD5Sum.o csu_util/rfc1738.o
> csu_util/version_compare.o libmd5-rfc/md5.o libgetopt++/
> -lgcrypt -lgpg-error -lshlwapi -lcomctl32 -lole32 -lwsock32 -lnetapi32
> -luuid -llzma -lbz2 -lz Â-lmingw32

It's due to a name clash between the unrelated libuuid and UUID.DLL.
It's aiming for /usr/lib/w32api/libuuid.a rather than
/usr/lib/libuuid.a. The workaround is to uninstall libuuid-devel. See


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