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Subject: Re: [boost] Pre-build MSVC Boost binaries
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-13 08:49:18

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 5:40 AM, Lars Hagström <lars_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just installed the binaries for 1.54 from boost-binaries on sourceforge,
> and I'm also wondering about the "lib"-folder stuff. Since I use cmake I
> would really prefer for the libs and dlls to be placed in a folder called
> "lib", since that appears to be where cmake looks for them. (Although, I
> guess I could try to petition the cmake people to add looking for the libs
> in the new places, if it is deemed better to have the installer put them in
> folders like "lib64-msvc-10.0")
> Sincerely
> Lars
> :

The problem is that we want the 32 bit and 64 bit libraries to be able to
be installed side-by-side on the same machine. Since nothing in the library
name indicates that, we have to (at the very least) have two directories.
The -msvc-X.X part isn't essential, but makes it nice if you have just a
subset of them all installed, you can quickly see which versions you have
(or remove an old one).


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