Subject: Re: [Boost-build] "os" versus "target-os"
From: Christian Auby (christian_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-25 17:05:41
Yep I meant "when it will be fixed", not right now.
"For example, in libs/asio/example/http/client/Jamfile.v2, this property
is used to link in the right networking libraries"
If "right networking libaries" doesn't mean the target-os required libs,
what does it mean?
On 4/25/2010 9:40 PM, Steve Soule wrote:
> On 04/25/2010 10:53 AM, Christian Auby wrote:
>> On 4/24/2010 8:31 PM, Steve Soule wrote:
>>> On 04/24/2010 03:07 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>> On Saturday 24 April 2010 04:46:27 Steve Soule wrote:
>>>>> I've noticed that many of the Jamfiles in Boost make use of the "os"
>>>>> property. For example, in libs/asio/example/http/client/Jamfile.v2,
>>>>> this property is used to link in the right networking libraries and
>>>>> define the appropriate defines depending on the os. I haven't found any
>>>>> documentation on the "os" property, but I would guess that it contains a
>>>>> tag for the operating system on which the build is taking place.
>>>>> Shouldn't these be using the "target-os" property rather than "os"? I
>>>>> would think that when you're cross-compiling, target-os and os could be
>>>>> quite different, and you would want to link the appropriate libraries
>>>>> for the target operating system, not the build operating system.
>>>> Yes, in most cases 'target-os' should be used. Please file bugs for libraries
>>>> that use 'os'
>>> Done. The full list of libraries was:
>>> asio iostreams thread
>> Does this mean I don't have to manually link ws2_32 and pthread
>> anymore? That would have been excellent. Always wondered about why I
>> had to do that but figured that was how it was supposed to be.
> I'm sorry, I wasn't clear. I didn't fix anything; I just submitted a
> bug report as Vladimir asked me to.
> If the appropriate maintainers fix the "os versus target-os" bug, it
> will not necessarily remove the need to manually link ws2_32, pthread,
> and other libraries. That's a different bug. Perhaps you should submit
> a bug report about that.
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