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How to Build GNU dict on Cygwin for Windows

Cygwin Prerequisites

Install make, gcc, libtool, zlib-devel, flex, m4, bison. (Not ones for Cygwin nor for MinGW)

Building dict

Download dictd-1.12.1 and libmaa-1.3.2 from DICT Development Group. Extract both and move libmaa-1.3.2 under dictd-1.12.1.

libmaa

Comment out dictd-1.12.1/libmaa-1.3.2/maaP.h:114,115 and execute the following commands:

./configure
make

dictd

Execute the folloowing commands:

env LDFLAGS='-Llibmaa-1.3.2/.libs' CPPFLAGS='-Ilibmaa-1.3.2' ./configure
make
make install

Done!