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bug #58837: The problem that gorm and projectcenter cannot be run when GNUStep is newly installed on windows XP/7/10.

Submitted by:  shape jack <applesoda>
Submitted on:  Mon 27 Jul 2020 02:33:27 PM UTC  
Category:  Packaging Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  Bug Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Gregory John Casamento <gcasa>
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Mon 26 Oct 2020 08:20:44 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Hey Jack, just an update on this.  Myself and Riccardo Mottola have been working on supporting MSYS2.  Additionally the installer you are using is VERY VERY old so I am not surprised there are issues with it.  Please keep your eye on the mailing list as I am making progress on a new installation script which should make it much easier to get things working on Windows. :)

Gregory John Casamento <gcasa>
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Mon 27 Jul 2020 03:18:45 PM UTC, comment #2: 

It cannot be used on windows xp. I now try to move the wrong directory mingw to msys on windows7 x64, and it works normally!
I hope the official can solve the problem of the wrong path of the GNUstep Cairo 0.35.0 installation package, the path of GNUstep\mingw is wrong, and there is no readme file in GNUstep Cairo

shape jack <applesoda>
Mon 27 Jul 2020 02:59:40 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I tried to use Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 10 didn’t work, and I couldn’t run gorm and projectcenter. The operating system and gnustep were all newly installed. I hope it can be resolved as soon as possible. It seems that the last update has been nearly 4 years.

shape jack <applesoda>
Mon 27 Jul 2020 02:33:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hello, I downloaded the latest version from http://www.gnustep.org/windows/installer.html, gorm and projectcenter cannot run after installation, the installation order is GNUstep MSYS System 0.30.0 -> GNUstep Core 0.35 .0 -> GNUstep Devel 1.4.0 -> GNUstep Cairo 0.35.0 -> ProjectCenter 0.6.2-35 -> Gorm 1.2.22-35.
After my preliminary judgment, I think that the installation package of GNUstep Cairo has a wrong path. A mingw folder will be generated in the installation directory.It says that libcairo-2.dll cannot be found. I tried to move these files to the correct path (GNUStep/mingw/* -> msys/1.0/), but it doesn't work. It seems that there is a problem with libffi-6.dll.

I try to use debugapp:
$ debugapp gorm
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.3.1
Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "mingw32".
For bug reporting instructions, please see:
Reading symbols from c:\gnustep\gnustep\local\applications\gorm.app\gorm.exe...d
(gdb) run
Starting program: c:\gnustep\gnustep\local\applications\gorm.app\gorm.exe
[New Thread 3756.0xbec]
[New Thread 3756.0x7d8]
[New Thread 3756.0xbb4]

Program received signal SIGILL, Illegal instruction.
0x6b742764 in ffi_closure_alloc ()
   from C:\GNUstep\GNUstep\System\Tools\libffi-6.dll

shape jack <applesoda>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
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