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Re: install mingwm10.dll

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: install mingwm10.dll
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 07:00:08 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

* Bob Rossi wrote on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:47:25AM CET:
> I want to copy /c/mingw/bin/mingwm10.dll to my bin dir yes. After I do
> the make install, I will then use something like NSIS to take the
> install dir and make some sort of installation package for windows.
> > Why in the world would you want to do that?  And if you really want
> > to copy that file somewhere, why do you not just keep it as part of
> > your distribution tarball?
> The problem is, you can't run a mingw application on windows that
> does not have mingwm10.dll installed if the mingw application uses
> threads and exceptions.

That doesn't explain why you aren't just shipping mingwm10.dll along
with you distribution tarball, and copying it from there.

> > And yes, apart from it looking like a weird thing to try in the first
> > place, here's a bunch more reasons against the above:
> I hope it doesn't seem wierd now. I have to give the user the
> mingwm10.dll, so, I think it should be installed.

Or simply list a MinGW installation as dependency of your package.

> > - on my w32 system, mingwm10.dll lives in another place (in fact, it
> >   happens not to, but it easily could),
> I know, I don't know what to do about this, besides write a macro to
> find it, that will come next if needs be.

See above, you could just ship it.

> > - on my GNU/Linux, the library does not exist, but there is an import
> >   library libmingw32.a which I think can be linked against,
> My linux version of this program does not need the library, as I simply
> use the normal gcc, not the mingw version. Perhaps the version on linux
> you are looking for is for cross compiling?

Yes, I meant cross-compiling.  Sorry for not stating that up front.


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