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Re: ANN: New Windows Installer now with GUI!

From: Adam Fedor
Subject: Re: ANN: New Windows Installer now with GUI!
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 14:39:59 -0700

On Feb 24, 2005, at 1:49 PM, Alex Perez wrote:
This is probably a problem exacerbated by the recent windows patch - multiple .def files are generated in subproject directories and concatenated (library.make:225). I had a hack to fix this, but it doesn't work very well, perhaps library.make needs to be changed to sort and remove duplicates when it does this (I'm not sure how)...

Which patch caused the duplication of .def files? file and version number? I'd like to take a look

Well, I probably explained it wrong. Here's how gnustep-make works currently (going back several years, so I don't really know which patch did it):

If you have a library project with multiple subprojects, make creates a .def file for each subproject and then concatenates all of them with the .def file for the main (library) project. The problem is that .def generation is pretty stupid and includes all the EXPORT definitions in the header files, so that if two subprojects include the same header file, the .def files will contain identical definitions. So when you concatenate the .def files, you get duplicate symbols.

This problem just showed up in base, because we added another subdirectory (win32) with the Window's runloop patch: 2005-02-23 14:00 Richard Frith-Macdonald <address@hidden>. It's very odd that sometimes the problem doesn't occur, though.

Ideally, to fix this, one might do this:

diff -u -r1.28 library.make
--- Instance/library.make       31 Aug 2004 14:26:36 -0000      1.28
+++ Instance/library.make       24 Feb 2005 21:38:06 -0000
@@ -223,7 +223,7 @@

-       cat $(DLL_DEF_FILES) > $@
+       cat $(DLL_DEF_FILES) | sort -u - > $@

 DLL_DEF_FLAG = --input-def $(DLL_DEF_INP)

but I don't know if mingw/cygwin have sort, or if it implements the -u flag.

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