[sword-devel] GCC 2.92.2 and Sword?

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 12 Jun 2000 23:43:04 +0000


On Son, 11 Jun 2000, you wrote:
> Philip Kapusta wrote:
> >> I'm trying to use VB with the Swoed source code with no luck yet :(.  I
> >> am willing to switch to Delphi if it will help.  I did try with Delphi
> >> 5, but couldn't get the Delphi source to compile.
> >
> > I am using Delphi 3.01, with Sword 1.5, and the documentation says to use
> > a .DLL when compiling the source code.   Unfortunately the necessary .DLL
> > is missing from the source, and no source code to compile the .DLL from
> > scratch exists either.
> I'm compiling SWORD with GCC 2.9.5, a late version of the GNU C compiler
> (using Mandrake Linux 7.1beta3, kernel 2.2.15. It all compiles and links
> just fine, but sadly the loader (ld.so 1.9.5) bombs out with an
> "assertion failure" on most of the apps. Cheatah compiles and runs
> nicely, which is great. The loader does this when compiling other
> (non-SWORD) apps as well, so I'm strongly suspecting a buggy version of
> the linker or loader rather than any flaw in SWORD. I'd like to put some
> of the text tools into (a) web page(s) for single-click referencing from
> discursive web pages.

I'd suggest to use a newer linker. I have GCC 2.95.2 and linker ld 1.99 
(/lib/ld-linux.1.9.9). All apps run fine here.
After upgrading the linker it should work.

> You might have some joy compiling the Unix source under Windows using
> the Cygnus (CygWin) tools.