[cet@carlthompson.net: Re: Extreme newbie here...]

Parker, Ron rdparker@butlermfg.com
Fri Jun 9 10:40:00 GMT 2000

> >bash-2.04$ g++ -mno-cygwin -fno-rtti hello.cpp -o hello
> >/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-cygwin/2.95.2/libgcc.a(_eh.o): In function
> >`_eh_rtime_match':
> >/home/src/gcc-2.95.2/gcc/./libgcc2.c(.text+0x389): undefined 
> reference to
> >`_impure_ptr'
> >collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> >
> >If your source code will compile with -fno-exceptions, it 
> should work in
> >most cases.
> Hmm.  We noticed this when building strace and Mumit 
> submitted a workaround
> for it.  If you search the cygwin-developers archive you 
> might find the
> reason for this.  I think that the gcc library is somehow 
> pulling in bits
> of the cygwin library.

Unfortunately compiling with -fno-exceptions isn't always an option and
adding a dummy "int _impure_ptr;" declaration as was done in strace does not
work always work.  Even the simple eh_hello.cpp I wrote up will GP if you
try this.  I have also compiled and linked against Mumit's ming-extras
package it still dies.

I feel like the great white bug hunter.  "Dr. Livingston, I presume?"  

Which brings the following sick story to mind,
http://www.qnx.com/~glen/deadbeef/3821.html .  It is gross and disgusting.
You have been warned.

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