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From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-09 06:24:52

Vladimir Prus writes:
> The "/usr/local/lib" is not default place for anything, AFAICT. All
> system-wide libraries installed in a regular way should go to /usr/lib.

/usr/local/lib actually _is_ the default place for gcc to put stuff if
you just download a tarball, untar and "configure/make/make install",
so it's not surprising to see this. It looks like the machine came
with a "built in" gcc where everything was in /usr/lib/, then somebody
upgraded gcc by just installing overtop from a build from a tarball.
I'm curious: has the OP been able to do anything else with equally
complicated linking, with this compiler installation? (build a shared
object that links against libstdc++, then link against this shared

> > So it seems to me that the Boost build process is erroneous:
> >
> > gcc by default links first to libraries in /usr/local/lib, and then to
> > libraries in /usr/lib (to the best of my knowledge).
> If you're using gcc installed to /usr/local, then maybe you have to that the
> gcc tooset about this with:
> bjam -sTOOLS=gcc -sGCC_ROOT_DIRECTORY=/usr/local

I'm not 100% sure what the GCC_ROOT_DIRECTORY is for, but seems to me
that if the gcc in question had been built with


specified, the problem could just go away...

hope that helps,


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