Gerrit P. Haase wrote:

> 
>>1. Use the correct linker flag `-L/path/to/librubys.a/' and look
>>   if there is a lib named libcygwin-ruby16.a, isn't the name of
>>   the import lib librubys.a or was it changed since 1.6.5 and 1.6.6?
>>
> 
> Ah, no, librubys.a is the static lib, the importlib is:
> /usr/local/lib/libcygwin-ruby16.a in my build.


FYI, ".dll.a" is a recognized extention meaning "import lib".  If found 
in the library search path, it takes precedence over ".a" unless -static 
is used.  E.G.

/my/lib/path/  contains
    libfoo.dll.a
    libfoo.a

Then

gcc <list of object files> -L/my/lib/path -lfoo

will find and link against /my/lib/path/libfoo.dll.a

gcc -static <list of object files> -L/my/lib/path -lfoo

will link against /my/lib/path/libfoo.a

--Chuck