libssh  0.7.0
The Linking HowTo

Dynamic Linking

On UNIX and Windows systems its the same, you need at least the libssh.h header file and the libssh shared library.

Static Linking

Warning
The libssh library is licensed under the LGPL! Make sure you understand what this means to your codebase if you want to distribute binaries and link statically against LGPL code!

On UNIX systems linking against the static version of the library is the same as linking against the shared library. Both have the same name. Some build system require to use the full path to the static library.

To be able to compile the application you're developing you need to either pass LIBSSH_STATIC as a define in the compiler command line or define it before you include libssh.h. This is required cause the dynamic library needs to specify the dllimport attribute.

#define LIBSSH_STATIC 1
#include <libssh/libssh.h>