[gdal-dev] Having trouble building latest GDAL from source

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Wed May 6 11:37:28 PDT 2020

On mercredi 6 mai 2020 18:17:34 CEST Craig Delancy wrote:
> Windows 10, 64-bit
> I'm having a bit of trouble building GDAL from source.
> It seems like it has a problem linking to PROJ, which build without issue
> for me. Is anyone here familiar with this specific error?
> 1>   Creating library gdal_i.lib and object gdal_i.exp
> 1>proj.lib(filemanager.obj) : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol
> __imp_SHGetFolderPathW referenced in function
> proj_context_get_user_writable_directory

Is it a static build of PROJ ? Which PROJ version ?

According to
SHGetFolderPathW() is defined in Shell32.lib,
so perhaps adding shell32.lib to the nmake.opt's PROJ_LIBRARY variable will help. I'm a bit 
puzzled why that wouldn't trigger in PROJ AppVeyor static builds though. I see in
https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/xtgh93qbh7u96l5x/log that they have shell32.lib in 
linking lines. But perhaps that one comes from one of the dependent library like curl. Are you 
doing a non-curl enabled PROJ build ? But in that case, the linking of PROJ binaries would 
likely fail too. Hum...

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