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Re: [Mingw-users] libiconv-2.dll is missing

On 9/23/2016 12:20 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> From: Mike Crawford <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:43:27 -0700
>> $ gcc --version
>> A message box appears:
>>      gcc.exe - System Error
>> The program can't start because libiconv-2.dll is missing from your
>> computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

> Where did you download GCC, and how (with what commands) did you
> download ans install it?  Was that from the MinGW site?

I'm pretty sure I was trying to use the GCC that was included with 
MinGW.  I installed it with the GUI version of mingw-get.

> The MinGW site provides libiconv-2.dll in this directory:
>    https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/MinGW/Base/libiconv/

This fixed it, thank you.

> If you download and install using mingw-get, the tool should install
> that dependency automatically.

I don't think the dependency was installed.  May I respectfully suggest 
that someone install the current MinGW on a Windows system that has 
never had MinGW before?  Using a VM would make this more convenient.


Mike Crawford
Portland Software Development and Consulting

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