Linking against Wine under Linux
rael at edge.ping.de
Wed Feb 18 15:31:26 CST 2004
I'm writing on a software that supports different (GUI) drivers for
different OSs. "Driver" refferes to my software (GUI library) having
different plugins (by implementing a subclass of an abstract base class)
for different OSs. I have an X11 plugin for doing X11 calls on X11, one
for Mac OS X, one for Curses and one for Windows. I now would like to
compile the Windows specific classes of my library under Linux using
Wine. The Windows version does use low level 2D graphics calls (WIN32).
This works fine if using f.e. Cygwin as compiler environment under
Windows (rest of the software is a little bit unix centric).
I now would like to use the Windows driver under Linux but I have a
problem finding the correct linker call. This is more difficult, since I
do not use C/C++ directly but another compiler that generates C code
wich in turn gets compiled using gcc. So I cannot use winemaker, for
which I found some documentation.
The Windows Version links explictely against kernel32, user32 and gdi32
DLLs. If I under Linux just leave them away and link only against wine
(-lwine) I got unresolved symbols during linking for the Win32 API calls.
After that I tried to link against the <windowsdllname>.dll.so files I
found (under /usr/libwine, using the Debian testing packages), too,
since I assume that these contain the functions I use. But I cannot get
the linker to find them. strace shows that it is always searching for
lib<windowsdllname>.dll.so. For example it searches for libuser32.dll.so
while I only have a user32.dll.so.
Is it correct, that I have to link explictely against this libraries? If
yes, how can I get the linker to search for the correct names? If no,
how to get my stuff to link?
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