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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-02 00:31:43

Actually, the situation is as follows:

It always worked just fine for Unix toolsets. It was broken for WIndows
toolsets, but I've just fixed it. The library specified with
<find-library>xxxx is libxxxx.a on unix, but simply xxxx on windows.


  David Abrahams, C++ library designer for hire

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----- Original Message -----
From: <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 6:11 PM
Subject: [boost] Re: jam question

> --- In boost_at_y..., Jeremy Siek <jsiek_at_c...> wrote:
> >
> > How do you tell jam to link in a library, where the library
> > is from a 3rd party (and can be found in my LD_LIBRARY_PATH).
> >
> > (i.e., what's the equivalent of the compiler command line
> > -l and -L options)
> I asked the same question of Dave and this was his response:
> >You can use either the <library-path>path (-Lpath) and <find-
> library>xxx
> >(-lxxx) OR the <library-file>path/libxxx.a (path/libxxx) features
> >
> ><lib>xxx is just for dependency targets which can be built by the
> system.
> >Let me know if you need details.
> However, from a message I read earlier today I'm not sure that this
> works correctly just yet. I gathered that you needed to provide full
> or relative paths... that standard techniques for finding them such
> as LD_LIBRARY_PATH don't work.
> Bill Kempf
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