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Re: Yet another undefined _WinMain16...
- From: "Cliff Hones" <cliff at aonix dot co dot uk>
- To: <foomf at attbi dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 09:31:00 +0100
- Subject: Re: Yet another undefined _WinMain16...
- Organization: Aonix Europe Ltd.
- References: <E19SuJvemail@example.com>
> I just downloaded the CygWin package, including gcc (MynGW) because I had
> having no luck at all making MynGW work by itself on another machine.
> I have a simple app that defines static int main (int argc, char **argv)
Well, there's your problem then. No good making main static, as then
it won't be exported so the system can't see it to call it.
> Using the command 'gcc -o testit testit.c' generates the usual message:
> (.text+0x7c): undefined reference to `_WinMain@16'
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> The FAQ and the CygWin mailing list indicated that there might be some
> advantage to renaming /usr/lib/libm.a to /usr/lib/libm.a.16bit but that
That looks like bogus information. Rename it back to its correct name.
> Since there's already a main() in the program, it looks as though some
> configuration file somewhere might be causing a problem, but I'm not sure
> where to look. If it helps, I did a gcc -v:
> $ gcc -v
> Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-cygwin/3.2/specs
> Configured with: /netrel/src/gcc-3.2-3/configure --
enablelanguages=c,c++,f77,java --enable-libgcj --enable-threads=posix --with
system-zlib --enable-nls --without-included-gettext --enable-interpreter --
> disable-sjlj-exceptions --disable-version-specific-runtime-libs --enable-
shared --build=i686-pc-linux --host=i686-pc-cygwin --target=i686-pc-cygwin -
> enable-haifa --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --
> libdir=/usr/lib --includedir=/nonexistent/include --libexecdir=/usr/sbin
> Thread model: posix
> gcc version 3.2 20020927 (prerelease)
> I haven't found any generic makefiles or anything of that sort. Anyone got
> useful suggestion for a good place to look for the cause of this problem?
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