Well coldata.cpp is the first .cpp file alphabetically so I'm betting
it's a general problem as opposed to something specific to that.
Are you invoking it from windows command line? Try msys instead.
Personally I don't use the makefile since I build from SVN and that
doesn't have one, I just created a dev-c++ project and added all the
files in mysql++/lib to it, and project options as follows (replace
paths with your own obviously):
General -> Type -> Win32 DLL
Parameters -> Compiler and C++ compiler
Parameters -> Linker
Directories -> Library Directories
E:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\lib\opt
Directories -> Include Directories
E:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\include
To build the examples, create a new project for each one. For resetdb,
add resetdb.cpp and util.cpp to the project. Project options are mostly
the same except the type is a console application, remove
"-DMYSQLPP_MAKING_DLL=1", add -lmysqlpp to linker options, add the
directory where you put mysqlpp.dll to library directories, add
mysql++\lib to include directories. The others are all the same except
for the main source file.