under cygwin, zsh cannot run when built against ncurses9-5.7-13

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Fri Mar 13 22:14:00 GMT 2009

Vin Shelton wrote:
> When I build the latest zsh sources on Cygwin 1.7 using
> ncurses8-5.5.3, I get a working zsh.  When I build the same zsh
> sources against ncurses9-5.7-13, although the build completes
> successfully, the executable will not run:
> $ /usr/local/zsh-2009-03-11/bin/zsh -f
> $ echo $?
> 127
> My guess is that some kind of runtime dependency is missing, but:
> $ cygcheck /usr/local/zsh-2009-03-11/bin/zsh.exe
> C:\cygwin\usr\local\zsh-2009-03-11\bin\zsh.exe
>   C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll
>     C:\WINDOWS\system32\ADVAPI32.DLL
>       C:\WINDOWS\system32\KERNEL32.dll
>         C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll
>       C:\WINDOWS\system32\RPCRT4.dll
>         C:\WINDOWS\system32\Secur32.dll
>   C:\cygwin\usr\local\zsh-2009-03-11\bin\libzsh-4.3.9-dev-1.dll
>     C:\cygwin\bin\cygiconv-2.dll
>     C:\cygwin\bin\cygncurses-9.dll
>     C:\cygwin\bin\cyggcc_s-1.dll

Just for grins, could you rebuild zsh against libncurses9 -- but this
time use gcc3?  cygiconv-2 and cygncurses-9 use the static gcc-3.4.4
libgcc.a, but you are apparently using the gcc-4.3.2 shared libgcc.

I just wonder if that presents an incompatibility that could explain
what you are seeing.


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