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RE: symbols in Microsoft DLL's and Linking w/ them

Since this is a general inquiry without any specifics, I assume you're
looking for a general confirmation that linking against MS DLLs is 
possible.  I can attest to that.  Generally speaking, when you run into
unresolved symbols, you need to find the DLLs/import libraries or static
libraries which define them and add them to your link line.  If you're
implying that the MS DLL that you're linking against doesn't export the 
symbols that are unresolved, that's probably OK unless you're implying 
that this is a different DLL and is the one that's supposed to resolve 
the missing symbols.  But these are all details which you didn't send so
they're not worth much discussion.  Assuming that this turns out to be a 
Cygwin-related issue and you can't find the answer to your problem with 
further study, please refer to before posting a 
followup message.  This will familiarize you with the information 
requirements this list has for problem reports and related details.  Also,
you will more than likely want to post to rather than  The former is the proper place for this kind of
inquiry, again assuming it's Cygwin-related.  I've redirected the discussion
there (and BCC'd to maintain a pointer from there).

Good luck,


Original Message:
From: Robert Bercik
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 07:50:59 -0800 (PST)
Subject: symbols in Microsoft DLL's and Linking w/ them


     I'm trying to create a cygwin dll that links to a microsoft DLL.
However, when I try and link to the DLL, the linkerl complains that the
symbols contained in the microsoft DLL are still unresolved. I used the nm
command on the DLL and it reported that it did not find any symbols, but
when I did a grep command the symbols as an argument, it found them in the
DLL. Have any of you had any success with this in the past? I'm really
stuck here. 

Thanks in advance,




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