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Re: environ: fix link error on 64-bit Cygwin




On Feb 26 16:28, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 1/31/2018 9:40 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jan 31 07:52, Eric Blake wrote:
> > > Forwarding from the gnulib list; is this something we should fix in
> > > cygwin proper?
> > 
> > Why does anybody remove the -Wl,--disable-auto-import flag?  What for?
> > The idea was to never use this flag on Cygwin and to get rid of the
> > dllimport/dllexport nonsense...
> > 
> > > On 01/31/2018 04:42 AM, Bruno Haible wrote:
> > > > On 64-bit Cygwin, a libunistring build fails like this:
> > > > [...]
> > > > libtool: link: x86_64-pc-cygwin-gcc -g -O2 -Wl,--disable-auto-import -o .libs/test-environ.exe test-environ.o  -L/usr/local/cygwin64/lib libtests.a ../lib/.libs/libunistring.dll.a -liconv libtests.a -L/usr/local/cygwin64/lib
> > > > test-environ.o:test-environ.c:(.rdata$.refptr.environ[.refptr.environ]+0x0): undefined reference to `environ'
> > > > collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
> > > > 
> > > > This fixes it.
> > > > [...]
> > > > +_GL_EXTERN_C __declspec(dllimport) char **environ;
> > 
> > But, other than that, an equivalent newlib patch would be ok.
> 
> Before patching newlib, please note that Bruno's patch doesn't work on
> 32-bit Cygwin.  Projects (like emacs and clisp) that use gnulib's unistd
> module with that patch will get link errors like this:
> 
>   undefined reference to `_imp__environ'
> 
> I have no idea why this error occurs only on 32-bit.
> 
> I've made Bruno aware of the problem, and I'm waiting to see what he comes
> up with.

No worries.  I'll wait patiently for a newlib patch.


Corinna

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