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Re: Linker issues building subversion on Windows

From: Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:38:38 -0500

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 4:11 AM, Bolstridge, Andrew <
andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com> wrote:

> From the description, I would think that the apr version you’re using is
> not correct – ie, there is missing code exports.
> See if you can find those exported functions that you are having problems
> linking in the apr sources, or if you’ve built them as dlls, use dependency
> walker to see the exports that the dll is really exposing to you.
> If they are present, then it’s possible you’ve built them as ANSI and
> linking them to an app built as Unicode (or vice versa) and the exports
> aren’t quite matching correctly. The other possibility is that they’re
> imported as declspec(dllimport), but you havn’t built them with
> declspec(dllexport) – ie so they’re exported as standard C functions without
> any MS-specific decoration, but you’re importing them as if they were.

This is very insightful. Thanks, I'll have to check this out. However I must
say, I am just building these libraries with their provided makefiles for
nmake and visual studio. Even if I did manage to find out that one of these
issues was indeed the cause of my linker problems, how would I go about
fixing it? The obvious solution to me seems like to modify the code and/or
build scripts, but I really don't want to have to maintain patches like

Anyway, I'll look into your suggestions and follow up later with results of
my investigation. Thanks again for the great help.


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