Updated: cygwin-1.5.17-1

Adye, TJ (Tim) T.J.Adye@rl.ac.uk
Thu Jun 2 23:34:00 GMT 2005


On 26 May 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> I've made a new version of the Cygwin DLL and associated utilities
> available for download.  As usual, a list of what has changed 
> is below.
> [...]

> cgf: Make dlopen search /usr/bin (for Windows compatibility) 
> and /usr/lib (for UNIX compatibility).

The change seems to be a bit more drastic than that implies to me. I
believe that previously dlopen searched $PATH before, but it doesn't any

I have a Cygwin program that loads a Windows DLL (afsauthent.dll) that
it used to find via the $PATH (found in C:\Program Files\OpenAFS\Common,
which OpenAFS adds to the Windows PATH, and is inherited by Cygwin).
That stopped working recently (Win32 error 126), probably when I updated
to cygwin-1.5.17-1 (I can check if this is in any doubt).

I can get it working again if I add /cygdrive/c/Program
Files/OpenAFS/Common to $LD_LIBRARY_PATH by hand.

Is this change deliberate? I would have thought that "Windows
compatibility" ought to include searching the PATH.


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