> Since the addition of OpenAL I have been having sporadic success building FlightGear
> on Win2K and Cygwin, but I think I
> now have is sussed.
> I first tried installing the Creative OpenAL SDK, but that didn't appear to help.
> I installed Norman's OpenAL stuff, and things got better, I eventually got a
> fgfs.exe, but it would segfault when I ran it.
> I tracked this down to having a vintage version (1.1.something, probably 12 months
> old) of cygwin installed, an update
> later and things were good.
> At some point (I should have kept notes) I fixed a missing DLL entry point problem
> by removing the Creative SDK.
> Then it broke again, so I rummaged through the list archives, and found the message
> from David Luff on 28 April 2004
> giving a list of libs to put in Makefile.am, and I noticed that the list of libs in
> that email does not include alut, yet
> the Makefiles in my simgear and flightgear trees did include alut.
> I removed alut from the list of OpenAL libs and everything is working again.
> Does this mean that alut is not needed on cygwin systems? I certainly cannot find an
> alut library anywhere, only a header file.
I have created a new OpenAL tarball that breaks ALut into a separate DLL
$ tar -tzf openal_cyg.tgz
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