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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Boost.Process done
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-30 02:52:46

Boris Schaeling wrote:

> On Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:59:42 +0200, Gevorg Voskanyan <v_gevorg_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Boris Schaeling wrote:
>>> For now I would appreciate if the library's test cases are run on as
>>> many
>>> platforms as possible. After copying the files from the ZIP file to the
>>> Boost folder change to libs/process/test/ and run bjam - that's all!
>> Under FreeBSD 8 with gcc 4.5.0, the tests ran fine except 'wait', which
>> failed
>> to link due to undefined reference to pthread_create. Adding
>> <target-os>freebsd:<linkflags>-pthread to test project's requirements
>> fixed that
>> for me.
> Thank you very much for running the test cases! Looking at the values
> <target-os> can be set to I wonder which other plaforms need -pthread:
> aix, bsd, cygwin, darwin, freebsd, hpux, iphone, linux, netbsd, openbsd,
> osf, qnx, qnxnto, sgi, solaris, unix, unixware, windows
> So far it's Linux and FreeBSD. Or does unix mean it's set for all
> Unix-like platforms?

Well, if you're using pthread_create, then using threading=multi seems
like a better approach than linking to the pthread library directly. Is
this not good idea for some reason?

- Volodya

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