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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-09 00:56:51

Before John Maddock left on vacation, lucky him, he asked me to look
into how to fix the problems with linking failing under some
circumstances for this toolset in the regression tests. His supposition
was that the auto-linking was not generating the correct name for
linking, and that we needed to fix either the auto-linking or the build
to be consistent about the naming.

In looking at what is failing, as compared to what is not failing, my
conclusion differs. The problem is that the failing tests are using
auto-linking at all. As according to John himself one should not use it
in the regression tests: "Please note however that this Jamfile will
only build with compilers that do actually support auto-linking, so it
should not be added to the regular regression tests."
( -- And the
tests in question, signals, accidentally use both auto-linking and
direct linking.

There are two ways of fixing this problem:

a) I automatically and globally <define>BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB=1 for all
targets within Boost, or,

b) We change individually each test that uses an auto-link enabled
library to <define>BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB=1

I'm currently leaning towards (b), even if it is more work, as it has
less chances of breaking other tests and/or the regular builds of
examples and the libraries themselves.


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