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Subject: Re: Building Manual Fails - SDL Sim fails to Run

Re: Building Manual Fails - SDL Sim fails to Run

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2006 13:38:17 +0100

Mark Bright wrote:
>It was the 3rd attempt BTW before I managed to get a successful install -
>that installer is CRAP


>Once I am sure that I have a correctly configured full install, I will
>attempt to repeat the process on my laptop, any objections if I screen
>shot it along the way and expand on the current Cygwin install page to
>make it more 'Nube' friendly??

Go ahead, please do.

>I even successfully made the SDL Simulator build, Hurahhh!
>However when I attempted to run the rockboxui.exe I got the error : "This
>application has failed to start because SDL.dll was not found.

That's because you're starting it by double-clicking it in Windows. You
are supposed to start it from the cygwin cmd shell:

$ ./rockboxui.exe described here:

Unfortunately, the "Simplified Guide" wrongly told you to double-click
it. I have corrected this now.

If you insist on double-clicking, copy SDL.dll to c:\Windows or something.

>Re-Installing the application may fix this problem" - What have I missed,
>or is there some magic incantation missing from the install instructions?

See above. It didn't occur to me that people would try to start it from
the Windows Explorer.

>When I try to build the Manual it fails. What have I missed?
>Boffin_at_gandalf ~/rockbox-devel
>$ mkdir manual
>Boffin_at_gandalf ~/rockbox-devel
>$ cd manual

You have missed to checkout the manual from CVS:

$ cvs co manual

This will checkout the manual from CVS into the "manual" directory.
hence, your build directory can't be called "manual", but "manual-h120"
or something like that.

Received on 2006-02-12

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