Support Trying to compile something for the first time and running into issues, could anyone lend me a hand?

SkyStarblaze

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I thought I might ask for help here, I found a handy tool for my monitor that I would like to use but sadly it just comes in source form:


Aside from a few times on Linux with step-by-step instructions I never compiled anything in my life but I tried anyway. I installed Msys2 for Windows and the MinGW++ Toolchain and followed the sparse instructions written there which actually compiled and gave me an exe-file although I can't run the program. Windows complains that it isn't a valid program and always errors out with error 0xc000007b. I already opened up an issue on their Github but yeah.

Could anyone lend me a hand?
 
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I haven't used MinGW or any linux compiler related stuff since uni.

It took me a while to set it all up and I had a bunch of dependency problems (missing dlls).

And then I got that error. After running it throught Dependency Walker (get the 64bit just in case) i realised that it was using some 32bit dll.


I added the to the PATH the path to the 64bit MinGW binaries and it worked.

I know that there is a way to force it to include every library you need to the exe so you don't need to download anything or configure the path, but I can't remember how to do it.

 
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SkyStarblaze

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Thanks for the help both of you!

It looks like the developer is using GitHub Workflows to test the repo.

Check it out here: https://github.com/couriersud/msigd/blob/master/.github/workflows/mingw.yml

If you follow those run commands, maybe it will work for you?

EDIT:
So taking a closer look, the workflow there is using MSYS2 to set up the libraries, that's the pacman commands.
You can find msys2 here: MSYS2
Sadly following the commands made me run into the same issue.

I haven't used MinGW or any linux compiler related stuff since uni.

It took me a while to set it all up and I had a bunch of dependency problems (missing dlls).

And then I got that error. After running it throught Dependency Walker (get the 64bit just in case) i realised that it was using some 32bit dll.


I added the to the PATH the path to the 64bit MinGW binaries and it worked.

I know that there is a way to force it to include every library you need to the exe so you don't need to download anything or configure the path, but I can't remember how to do it.

Okay even just trying to make sense of Dependency Walker had me totally lost. I know how to handle the PATH system in Windows but I'm unsure what I should add there exactly, the path to Msys2 or to the compiler? I'm running the make command directly in the MSYS2 MinGW 64-bit terminal.

Could you perhaps pass me the compiled file?
 
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Okay even just trying to make sense of Dependency Walker had me totally lost. I know how to handle the PATH system in Windows but I'm unsure what I should add there exactly, the path to Msys2 or to the compiler? I'm running the make command directly in the MSYS2 MinGW 64-bit terminal.

Could you perhaps pass me the compiled file?
Don't worry about dependency walker, it was just that I wanted to confirm if i was running 32bit dll w/ a 64 bit exe or the other way around.

msigd.exe I suspect it will give you the same error, though.

If you have everything installed in their default directories, what you should add to the System PATH is this: C:\msys64\mingw64\bin
 
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Don't worry about dependency walker, it was just that I wanted to confirm if i was running 32bit dll w/ a 64 bit exe or the other way around.

msigd.exe I suspect it will give you the same error, though.

If you have everything installed in their default directories, what you should add to the System PATH is this: C:\msys64\mingw64\bin
Oh I facepalmed just now, I get the issue now! So my file compiled fine but I don't have the required dll-files. It originally complained about them being missing for me so I randomly searched for them and found them scattered in the Msys2 folders. I guess these are wrong then though, But thanks And thanks I added this to PATH now and the program runs!

Now I find out thought that the European variant of my monitor seems unknown to the tool though, oh well too bad.

EDIT: Wait even though it says my monitor is unsupported it still passes the commands through just fine! Looks like I have some macros to make, thanks again! :D
 
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