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From: Andrew Finkenstadt (pbrane_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-04 00:49:11

The goal:

upgrade from boost 1.32 to 1.33.1.

The gotcha:

Somehow a programmer here managed to build a version of boost::thread
version 1.32 whose .LIB file did not contain any directives to link against
MSVCRT and MSVCPRT; there doesn't seem to be anything I do with bjam that
causes version 1.33.1 to do the same. (He just handed me the .lib files to
install into the right place, I knew I should have insisted he learn to do
it himself. :) )

"dumpbin /directives /archivemembers libboost_thread-vc71-mt-s-1_33_1.lib"
yields several

   Linker Directives

commands. Which totally breaks my application (which requires the use of
LIBCMT) by complaining of duplicate symbols defined in both. /NODEFAULTLIB:
is not appropriate.

The frustration:

I can't seem to find where bjam's rules for specifying the CC Options *are*,
much less know how to twiddle the Jamfile.v2 file for boost::threads.

The steps I've taken:

I had a similar problem with the regex library, but the vc71.mak file built
perfect libraries. There's no corresponding vc71.mak file that I've found
yet, for threads. So, to build threads, I basically go to the top level of
boost_1_33_1 and run bjam with the vc71 toolset option.

The reward:

my eternal gratitude... and my sincerest thanks for help in answering this,
no doubt, simple question.

I've been reading the list for about a year, but don't remember seeing this
specific issue discussed. Last year in was a discussion about
whether boost::thread in 1.32 supported static runtime linking , and the
answer appears to be yes, but like I said -- i have no idea how Junior
Programmer got it done and working.

Best regards,

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