[Shapelib] How to compile Shapefile C Library in CYGWIN ??

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Jan 4 17:43:12 EST 2006

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Curt, WE7U wrote:

> For our project we needed to do a tweak in order to compile on
> Cygwin.  Here's the important part of the script:
> ----------------------
> # Need a couple fixes for shapelib on Cygwin.
> if [ $UNAME = 'Cygwin' ]
> then
>   mv Makefile Makefile.dist
>   sed -e "s/h libshp.so/hlibshp.sl/" -e "s/-lc/-lcygwin/" < Makefile.dist > Makefile
> fi
> make
> make lib
> ----------------------
> I think that might be the fix you're looking for.

Here's where to find the full script that fetches/compiles Shapelib,
in case you want to try it directly:


It's called "get_shapelib.sh" and should run from Cygwin or Linux
just fine, perhaps others as well.

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