Richard Bytheway
> 
> 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

http://www.vso.cape.com/~nhv/files/fgfs/openal_cyg.tgz

$ tar -tzf openal_cyg.tgz
bin/
bin/ALut.dll
bin/openal32.dll
include/
include/AL/
include/AL/al.h
include/AL/alc.h
include/AL/alctypes.h
include/AL/altypes.h
include/AL/alu.h
include/AL/alut.bak
include/AL/alut.h
include/AL/aluttypes.h
include/AL/alutypes.h
lib/
lib/libALut.a
lib/libopenal32.a
win/Makefile

HTH

Norman

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