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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Fix #1057: make check works without having

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] Fix #1057: make check works without having to install CHICKEN
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:20:29 +0100
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On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 01:01:47AM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Peter Bex scripsit:
> > To make this work on Windows, I killed some special-casing and moving
> > around of DLLs.  This was originally done because both Mingw-MSYS and
> > Cygwin ignore LD_LIBRARY_PATH and friends (though Cygwin honors it
> > for manually-dlopen()ed files), and uses the strange Windows search
> > algorithm, which always includes $PWD.  However, it also searches the
> > regular $PATH, so I now set that (and in the batch-file too).
> Please be very careful that you don't exacerbate #962, which depends
> on installing on Cygwin with a prefix of /usr/local, as I do.

I intend to one day take a closer look at that and perhaps fixing it.
This patch has already helped me understand the Windows DLL loading
mechanism better.  However, I don't think it will make #962 worse,
as it only affects running "make check", and the PATH setting is local
to the script anyway.


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