DLL Hell

Gaim & Eclipse don’t play nicely together!

At least not where Cygwin is concerned. The problem is the tcl dll you see. Eclipse (actually CDT) requires Cygwin in the path to be able to run gdb. gdb requires that I install Cygwin’s tcl. As soon as that happens, Cygwin’s tcl masks Gaim’s tcl and Gaim fails to run.

But if Cygwin isn’t in the path, try as I might, I can’t get Eclipse to launch gdb properly. However, I can get it to run make, g++, etc by setting the project paths correctly. Perhaps I can get this to apply to gdb as well.

Curiously, gaim runs correctly when I launch the exe, just not from a shortcut.


  1. Sorry, it's my way or the highway. I rule this PC with an iron fist. Any program that falls out of line is liable to get de-rezzed.

    I can't start making exceptions for any old program that thinks they can do things their way. It's the thin end of the wedge I tell you!


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