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Re: libiconv package must be recompiled

Sam Steingold wrote:

The following message is a courtesy copy of an article
that has been posted to gmane.os.cygwin as well.

It appears that the current cygwin libiconv package still has problems
described in the following messages:
it also appears that all it takes to fix the problem is to
recompile the libraries from the current sources.

Charles, are you the maintainer of the cygwin package?
If yes, could you please remake the package?
If no, could you please ask the maintainer to do that?

Sorry for the delay in responding; gmane web access was down and I couldn't review the messages you reference above until today.

It seems odd that simply recompiling libiconv/libcharset will "fix" this problem (whatever it is). Is there any explanation for WHY this "fixes" the problem (I'd hate to actually be *hiding* the problem, instead of fixing it -- which is fairly likely, if we don't know what's really going on...)

What's the problem? A missing export? The fact that I'd now be using a fancy new binutils (the existing libiconv package was built a year ago, and there have been a few binutils releases since then).

Or worse -- somehow we've tickled an incompatibility between DLLs built with "old" ld and apps built with "new" ld?

I'm sorry, but while I have no objection to rebuilding the package per se, I need more than "stir in this magic powder and it works!" before I'm entirely comfortable with this.


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