[SDL] Building SDL1.2.8 in Cygwin ... DX9 hearders issue?

Brian Kropf bkropf at emich.edu
Fri Mar 25 08:51:39 PST 2005

Have you gone into the config.log and looked up why the test is 
failing?  I know with my Mingw install, it kept failing at first because 
of a redefinition error, when I removed the repeated definitions it 
worked fine.

Dunno if that is the same problem though.
- brian

Charles Darvy wrote:

> Hi,
> I am new to the list and would like to ask a quick question.
> I am building SDL 1.2.8 with GCC 3.4.1 in Cygwin.  I read the page at 
> http://www.libsdl.org/extras/win32/cygwin/README.txt regarding the 
> instructions for DirectX and OpenGL support, but here is the issue.
> The directx-devel.tar.gz file that is linked above contains files 
> which seem to be much older than what I have installed by default.  I 
> have DirectX9 headers and libraries already (d3d9.h, d3d9caps.h, 
> d3d9types.h, dxerr8.h, dxerr9.h, libd3d8.a, libd3d9.a, libd3dim.a, 
> libd3drm.a, libd3dx8d.a, libd3dx9d.a, libd3dxof.a, libddraw.a, 
> libdsound.a, libdxapi.a, libdxerr8.a, libdxerr9.a, libdxguid.a, etc.)
> Same goes for the OpenGL file at 
> http://www.libsdl.org/extras/win32/cygwin/opengl-devel.tar.gz...I have 
> newer ones than what is there.
> My problem is when running ./configure for SDL, I get this: "checking 
> for DirectX headers and libraries...no"
> It compiles fine, but I am not sure why this is.  They seem to be in 
> the right place with the default Cygwin/GCC 3.4.1 install...  Does SDL 
> configure not recognize these DX9 headers and libs, or I am I 
> overlooking something obvious?
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
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