[openssl-users] Using (not building) openssl with mingw on Windows 10

Jakob Bohm jb-openssl at wisemo.com
Mon Oct 29 11:18:58 UTC 2018

On 26/10/2018 23:08, Ken Goldman wrote:
> I've been happily using the Shining Light 32-bit binaries with both 
> openssl 1.0 and 1.1 and mingw.
> On a new machine, I tried the 64-bit binaries.  However, they're 
> missing the openssl/lib/mingw directory where the .a files resided.
> It looks like the link procedure changed.  Any hints before I start 
> experimenting?
Note that Win32 (Microsoft) .LIB files are actually standard unix-style
.a files with the file names changed to match the the historic
MS-DOS/Win16 practice (which had a different file format).

So it is highly likely the .LIB files can be used with mingw by just
copying/symlinking them, or even just using a Mingw option to load
.LIB files.

Beware however of the crazy GNU interpretation that listing a library
file explicitly means include *all* the code from the library, not
just the referenced object files.


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