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Subject: [boost] Boost on solaris compiled and linked with libCstd
From: CREMARENCO Cosmin (Cosmin.CREMARENCO_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-16 05:04:08


We have a solaris distribution of our software and we would like to
use the boost libraries. In my understanding you recommend
compiling and linking with stlport. However we depend on
third party libraries that were built with libCstd, which
is the old standard non-conformant library from sun.
Sun docs clearly state that one should use either stlport or libCstd
in the same program but not both.
Also, we use sun studio 11.

Now, we tried building boost with libCstd. A number of libraries
built without problems: date, iostreams, prg, signals, system.

In our application we use mostly header-only libraries and
a small number of libraries that need to be linked with the

We could get program-options (which we use extensively) to
build by patching it (a tentative patch for 1.39 is attached).
Of course one also needs to change tools/build/v2/tools/sun.jam in order
to disable compiling and linking with stlport.

My question is: if we send patches that allow boost to be
compiled and linked with libCstd is there a chance that you
will accept them in your main codeline?

Best regards,


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