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Visual Studio linking


I have read all the FAQs and stuff. I have searched the web. I would like a step by step list of instructions to achieve the following.

I want to use check to test an MFC application. This means I must use the Visual Studio compiler, cl, and linker, link.
Check calls fork(). This function is implemented in the cygwin1.dll.
I cannot link using the DLL. I read somewhere that libcygwin.a is equivalent to the cygwin1.lib, but when I try and link against it I get all sorts of bizarre symbols not found. According to cygcheck, cygwin1.dll only has dependencies on standard Windows DLLs that I am already linking against.

So how do I;

a) obtain a version of cygwin1.lib that I can link against using the Visual Studio linker that will work nicely and neatly, or
b) link against libcygwin.a using the Visual Studio linker.

Alastair Growcott
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