← Back to team overview

kicad-developers team mailing list archive

Build on msys2 fails : libngspice-x.dll not found in any executable path



I updated Msys2 (pacman -Syuu) and it borked the terminal (basically when building the nice percentages, etc., became more or less random  strings).

I decided to reinstall Msys2. I wiped the directory and reinstalled.

After doing so and following the directions at https://docs.kicad-pcb.org/doxygen/md_Documentation_development_compiling.html#build_windows

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release \
      -G "MSYS Makefiles" \
      -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/mingw64 \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/mingw64 \
      -DDEFAULT_INSTALL_PATH=/mingw64 \

Fails with

-- Found Boost: C:/msys64/mingw64/include (found suitable version "1.72.0", minimum required is "1.59.0")
***** libngspice-x.dll not found in any executable path *****

CMake Error at C:/msys64/mingw64/share/cmake-3.17/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:164 (message):
  Could NOT find ngspice (missing: NGSPICE_DLL)
Call Stack (most recent call first):
C:/msys64/mingw64/share/cmake-3.17/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:445 (_FPHSA_FAILURE_MESSAGE)
  CMakeModules/Findngspice.cmake:63 (find_package_handle_standard_args)
  CMakeLists.txt:628 (find_package)


However, I do have C:\msys64\mingw64\bin\libngspice-0.dll and my path is PATH=C:\msys64;C:\msys64\mingw64\bin; ... (in the cmake file there is a remark

    # Note: libngspice-0.dll or libngspice-1.dll must be in a executable path

Any suggestions how to fix this would be appreciated.

Follow ups