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Subject: Re: Visual C++ 2010 Express edition cannot open and convert libssh2 win32 project file
Re: Visual C++ 2010 Express edition cannot open and convert libssh2 win32 project file
From: Noah <n0ahz0rk_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:08:03 +1000
Thanks Alex, works perfectly, and I have been able to build libcurl as per the guide I referred to before with the libssh2.lib generated via the method you described below.
Just in case there are any other noobs like me using visual c++ express, you can create a static library project by selecting a win32 console app as the main template (as there is no template for static library), then on the subsequent screen, you will see a radio button option to select a static library instead of the console app.
On 4/09/2012 7:57 PM, Alexander Lamaison wrote:
On 4 September 2012 04:49, Noah <email@example.com> wrote:Hi, Not sure if others have this problem, but I have tried to open the C:\libssh2-1.4.2\win32\libssh2.dsp file (as per the instruction in Andrei Jakab's Using libcurl with SSH support in Visual Studio 2010 [PDF] - referring to the link on http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/c/ ) with my Visual C++ 2010 Express edition, and I do get the prompt that advises the project will have to be converted, but after that I get no error messages, and no project is open in the IDE.I can't help you with the conversion but my advice would be to ignore the included project files entirely as libssh2 is so easy to build on Windows. Here's the guide I sent round the list a little while back: Using Visual Studio: - Shove all the .c files in libssh2/src into an empty Win32 C++ (DLL or Static Library) project except libgcrypt.c/openssl.c of which you only pick the one appropriate to your crypto library. - Add your OpenSSL or libgcrypt include directory to the project include path - Add libssh2/include to the project include path - Add libssh2/win32 to the project include path - Add the appropriate crypto libraries to the project Additonal Libraries list - Build - Job done Using MinGW: I'm not confident enough to list the exact steps for this but its basically a matter of adding the same .c files to a Makefile source list and instructing gcc to make a DLL or static library from them. Use Google to find the flags you need to add for those two alternatives. Alex