iconv.dll-GnuPG question

John Clizbe JPClizbe at comcast.net
Sat Oct 30 07:15:06 CEST 2004

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Joe Vender wrote:
> How do I native build GnuPG 1.3.92 on windows using MSYS/MingW32 so
> that GnuPG doesn't require the iconv.dll in the system path but builds the
> iconv dependencies into the GnuPG binaries?
> My MSYS/MingW32 is set up as per
> http://web.tiscali.it/clbianco/gnupg/eng/gnupg.html

There are four distros of libiconv available for Windows. Three are hosted
on SourceForge as part of the gettext, gnuwin32, and mingw projects. The
fourth is hosted at Gnu.org.

The gettext and gnu.org binary packages ship iconv.dll. The other two ship
with libiconv-2.dll.

You /could/ grab the libiconv source and configure it to do a static build
of the libraries, but that would be a *lot* of bloat (~600-850kB) to
include into your GnuPG binaries. (It's also not a very pretty process -
see the source READMEs for details.)

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