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From: Julio M. Merino Vidal (jmmv84_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-18 10:54:57

On Sat, 2005-06-18 at 10:34 -0500, Rene Rivera wrote:
> Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> >>>However, trying this same thing under NetBSD/i386 (GCC 3.3.3) resulted
> >>>in the expected files; the .so.1.32.0 was not created, and the .so one
> >>>was a real file, not a link.
> >>
> >>Perhaps NetBSD doesn't support versioned shared libraries, or the
> >>Boost.Build plumbing doesn't know how to create them on that platform.
> It's the later.
> > It does support versioned shared libraries. Unfortunately, something
> > seems broken in this case. Will keep investigating, now that I know
> > that the incorrect thing happens under NetBSD, not Linux.
> In the boost-root/tools/build/v1/gcc-tools.jam file, current CVS state,
> around lines 163-188 there's a switch for specifying the needed options
> to get version SO names working. It's this way because SO names are a
> linker feature and the linker varies per platform and not per compiler.
> This bit of code would need to acquire a new case for NetBSD, or
> possibly *BSD, as there's already an OpenBSD case.
> Am I correct in guessing that the linker option for specifying the
> soname in NetBSD is the same as for OpenBSD? Namely "-soname [libname]".
> If it is I can just change the "OpenBSD" case to cover all "*BSD" cases.

Yes, you are right. You'd change it to cover all the BSDs. (FWIW, I
already sent a fix in a new thread, before reading this mail...)


Julio M. Merino Vidal <jmmv84_at_[hidden]>
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