Build Failure on Cygwin Windows

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Thu Apr 12 03:57:40 PDT 2012

On 12/04/12 08:18, Matúš Kukan wrote:
> Hi Johnny,
> On 12 April 2012 07:31, Johnny Chen <johnny.uw at> wrote:

>> LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file
>> 'c:/cygwinc:/cygwin/home/Johnny/libo/workdir/'
>> Does anyone have any idea what may have caused this?
> It's most probably because you have LibreOffice sources in /home.
> I would think it works by now but obviously not. Maybe I will
> investigate why later.

rumor has it that putting the source in Cygwin home has never ever
worked, but i have no idea why.

> Sorry for this, preferred way is to have sources in C:/Libo or one
> directory lower but not too much.

yes paths need to be _short_ on Windows...

i've just added a warning here so hopefully less people fall into these

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