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From: "Lubomir I. Ivanov" <neolit123%gmail.com@localhost>
To: Peter Bohning <peter.bohning%gmx.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: mingw errors 1.3.0 1.4.0
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 22:56:54 +0200

On 3 January 2018 at 22:43, Peter Bohning <peter.bohning%gmx.com@localhost> 
wrote:
> I'm having a hell of a time compiling this.  Is there a non-cmake version
> out there?
>
> I got this compiled and running with mingw and wrote some software with it
> some six months ago, but my motherboard failed and now I have to set
> everything up again.
>
> I had libzip-1.3.0 source but it won't compile, and libzip-1.4.0 uses this
> cmake garbage.  And I try to get cmake and it's this huge thing to compile
> it and I keep thinking, if all the compilers work to throw this together,
> why not fix them, fix Make and configure... not put this whole cmake thing
> together and force people to install it and learn whatever nuances and, it's
> so tiring...
>
> but then cmake won't compile, there's a C++ missing cast, and I fix that,
> but then it crashes, like segmentation faults and dumps a lot of garbage and
> then there's some undefined reference to InterlockedOr... and I just... I
> don't understand why I can't just use Make.
>

are you calling cmake with something in the lines of:
cmake -G "MinGW Makefiles" -DZLIB_INCLUDE_DIR=c:\lib\zlib
-DZLIB_LIBRARY=c:\lib\zlib\libz.dll.a

also, what are your cmake and mingw (gcc) versions?

lubomir
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