Linking problems

Ralf Habacker Ralf.Habacker at
Sat Jun 28 18:07:23 CEST 2003

> 1) mentions "the first KDE 3.3.1
> release". Make that KDE 3.1.1 :-p
fixed .Thanks

> 2) The new KDE-Devel packages are causing a bug in the Cygwin installer.
> Everytime the Cygwin setup.exe 'wizard' is completed, the names of the
> KDE-Devel autoconf and automake packages gets longer. It seems like the
> package name is appended with its own version number on each run of the
> Cygwin setup.
> Okay, that was bad wording ;-) It becomes clearer when I paste a piece of my
> /etc/setup/installed.db file:
> autoconf-2.52 autoconf-2.52-2.52-2.52-2.52-2.52-5.tar.bz2 0
> autoconf-devel-2.52 autoconf-devel-2.52-2.52-2.52-2.52-2.52-4.tar.bz2 0
> automake-1.5 automake-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5b-1.tar.bz2 0
> automake-devel-1.5 automake-devel-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-1.5-5.tar.bz2 0
> Only automake and autoconf packages are affected.

I have recognized this problem too, but haven't got a solution only a
workaround. Rename the packages in /etc/setup/installed.db. Please note that
these packages are obsolate for kde3. See more notes below.

> But now, I'm facing another error at link time. Those auto-imports seem
> harmless, but "undefined reference" doesn't sound good. ;-)

> undefined reference to `ReleaseMutex at 4'
  missing kernel32 import library

> But according to the FAQ on the website
> (, I need an updated
> binutils package (which is installed, as I assume it's inside binutils-patch)
> and the libtool version from the download area. So I'm guessing my problem
> may be caused by using the original Cygwin libtool.
Yes. See the new detailed instructions page on

May be this helps. If you encounters any problem with this let me know.


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