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From: Caleb Epstein (caleb.epstein_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-28 16:49:45

On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 10:32:02 -0500, Caleb Epstein
<caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:57:25 -0500, Caleb Epstein
> <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > The file "operations_posix_windows.cpp" in the filesystem library
> > defines the macro _FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 in an attempt to enable large
> > file support on POSIX platforms. Unfortunately, this definition comes
> > too late for it to work properly on Solaris, so Boost.Filesystem
> > incorrectly reports that large file support is unavailable (cf.
> >
> >
> > The _FILE_OFFSET_BITS macro definition needs to happen before the
> > inclusion of <sys/types.h>, but this system header is being pulled in
> > courtesy of <boost/config.hpp> which is included by
> > <boost/filesystem/config.hpp>. I'm attaching the output of g++ -H on
> > this file which lists header files as they are included, along with a
> > nesting depth so you can see what is going on.
> >
> > Can this macro definition just be moved before any other includes? I
> > think it should be harmless on any non-POSIX platform. I think
> > defining it before ANY header is included or on the compiler
> > command-line is the only way for to make this work reliably.
> I've received no reply to this bug report, so I'm following up and CC'ing Beman.

Another week passes and no reply. Anyone home? This should be a
really simple fix.

Caleb Epstein
caleb dot epstein at gmail dot com

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