Hello, this might be already known, but this afternoon I managed to compile aspell-0.60.1.1 on Windows 2000 after a couple of retries, and would like to share what I have found.
First I got MinGW installed and ran all make commands in MSYS sh. I downloaded aspell-0.60.1.1.tar.gz from http://aspell.net/. Since I didn't want a UNIX like directory structure on my Windows machine, I overwrote paths when configuring it as this: sh-2.04$ cd aspell-0.60.1.1 sh-2.04$ ./configure --enable-win32-relocatable --prefix=d:/Apps/Aspell --enable-pkgdatadir=d:/Apps/Aspell/lib --enable-pkglibdir=d:/Apps/Aspell/lib ... Running make stops towards the last stage of make when linking the library ./.libs/libaspell.dll.a into .libs/aspell.exe with error messages such as: variable 'acommon::CERR' can't be auto-imported. Please read the documentation for ld's --enable-auto-import for details. This can be resolved by using a linker option --enable-runtime-pseudo-reloc like so: sh-2.04$ /bin/sh ./libtool --mode=link --tag=CXX g++ -g -O2 -fno-exceptions -o aspell.exe prog/aspell.o prog/check_funs.o prog/checker_string.o libaspell.la -Wl,--enable-runtime-pseudo-reloc Then I could continue the rest of make and make install. After installing aspell you can build dictionaries as well. Hope this will help. --Taro -----Original Message----- From: Sean Watson Subject: [Aspell-user] Latest source package doesn't have win32 dir Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 20:02:32 +0800 User-agent: Xnews/06.08.25 Hello, The win32 package is very old, so I am trying to compile the latest using mingw. The win32 readme says to go to the win32 directory, which doesn't exist. Also, how do you set the "WIN32_RELOCATABLE"? _______________________________________________ Aspell-user mailing list Aspellfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/aspell-user