(new) pcre package for consideration

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Fri May 2 22:50:00 GMT 2003

Ronald Landheer-Cieslak wrote:

 > I've taken the changes by Gerrit and Chuck into account for these, so 
Cygwin uses Libtool for compiling & linking now. However, Chuck's patch 
seems to break the linking stage anyway: I just unpacked the tarball and 
ran cygcheck against cygpcreposix.dll and got:
 > $ cygcheck cygpcreposix-0.dll Found: .\cygpcreposix-0.dll
 > cygpcreposix-0.dll
 >   D:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll
 >     C:\WINNT\System32\KERNEL32.dll
 >       C:\WINNT\System32\ntdll.dll
 >   D:\cygwin\bin\cygpcre.dll
 > Can someone tell me whether running libtool --finish /usr/lib will 
make this alright? (I don't want to break my installation if I know what 
I'm going to do will do that in any case). If that is the case (that 
libtool --finish will fix this) I'll write a post-install script, but 
that would mean making libtool a dependency of pcre.. (which I don't 
particularly like).

What are you talking about?  I don't see any problem there: cygpcreposix 
depends on cygpcre, and on the system runtime lib cygwin1.dll (which in 
turn depends on the MS runtime libs kernel32 and ntdll).  That's all fine.

So I don't see what "problem" you're trying to fix.  libtool --finish 
simply fixes up some stuff in libpcre.la and possible relinks; on 
windows, it appears that it is almost never necessary.


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