Package Details: mingw-w64-glib2 2.66.2-1

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Package Base: mingw-w64-glib2
Description: Low level core library (mingw-w64)
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Keywords: glib2 gnome gtk gtk2 gtk3 mingw mingw-w64
Licenses: LGPL2.1
Submitter: brcha
Maintainer: drakkan
Last Packager: drakkan
Votes: 19
Popularity: 0.001378
First Submitted: 2012-06-13 19:15
Last Updated: 2020-10-20 16:00

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xantares commented on 2020-05-18 06:52

can the source be changed to use the tarball, git clone takes forever:

drakkan commented on 2018-09-23 18:00

@Martchus thanks!

I have some more changes to test

this PKGBUULD compiles, but I would like to do some more testing before push upstream

Martchus commented on 2018-09-23 16:58

I've rebuilt the package (using this PKGBUILD). Let's see whether Qt 5 builds now. As soon as mingw-w64-qt5-declarative appears in my repo you can assume it worked :-)

drakkan commented on 2018-09-23 07:34


this is a meson bug

for now probably we need to use the same hack and remove -lcharset and -lgiowin32 too. I have no time to test today, I'll check this during the next week, thanks for reporting and sorry for the annoyance

Martchus commented on 2018-09-21 09:06

Unfortunately there's another issue. The pkg-config file contains -lgnulib which is not correct since in our configuration that library is not used.

See grep -R gnulib /usr/{i686,x86_64}-w64-mingw32/lib/pkgconfig:

/usr/i686-w64-mingw32/lib/pkgconfig/glib-2.0.pc:Libs.private: -L${libdir} -lcharset -lgnulib -lws2_32 -lwinmm -lws2_32 -lole32 -lwinmm -lshlwapi
/usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/lib/pkgconfig/glib-2.0.pc:Libs.private: -L${libdir} -lcharset -lgnulib -lws2_32 -lwinmm -lws2_32 -lole32 -lwinmm -lshlwapi

It leads to the error reported here:

drakkan commented on 2018-09-06 21:41

reported upstream

thanks for testing the updated version and sorry for the annoyance

Martchus commented on 2018-09-06 21:16

Thanks for your help, too! Just running ranlib after the build is a workaround indeed. But I'd also say meson should take care of it.

I also tested it. My statically linked Qt Widgets app compiles and runs again :-)

drakkan commented on 2018-09-06 21:00

can you please manually run ranlib or try the latest PKGBUILD?

If it works for you I'll report upstream since it seems a meson issue, thanks for your patience

Martchus commented on 2018-09-06 19:41

Now I tried to link a Qt application against the static library but it fails with /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-w64-mingw32/8.2.0/../../../../x86_64-w64-mingw32/bin/ld: /usr/x86_64-w64-mingw32/lib/libglib-2.0.a: error adding symbols: archive has no index; run ranlib to add one.

Note that I've picked up your changes in mingw-w64-meson to use $_arch-gcc-ranlib as well and rebuilt this package using it. I also didn't get any suspicious error messages during the build anymore.

However, it strips the library: Stripping target 'glib/libglib-2.0.a' - This shouldn't be a problem, but using the wrong strip (eg. version from native binutils) could actually lead to archive has no index.

Any ideas? You said that you were able to link against the static library so maybe I'm doing something wrong. But which packages using the static lib did you build? Just because I don't think there are no such packages in the AUR. (The package I'm testing with is

drakkan commented on 2018-09-03 16:09

I noted the static libraries size increase, it should be normal when using link time optimizations. Anyway I builded several packages that statically link glib and they compile fine. Anyway if the size is a big concern I can remove lto from meson, I'm open to discussion, lto is used in the meson linux PKGBUILD too.

Thanks for your investigations!