Subject: Re: [boost] Pre-build MSVC Boost binaries
From: Lars Hagström (lars_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-13 09:57:17
Ok, I guess that makes sense.
I'll have a think about how cmake could be made to work with this.
What did the boostpro installer do? Didnt it put the files under "program
files" and "program files (x86)"? Not that I really like having boost under
there, but at least it makes sense from a 32/64 bit point of view. And you
can point to a complete installation with the BOOST_ROOT environment
variable (which cmake looks at). It would mean multiple copies of all the
On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Tom Kent <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > in the new places, if it is deemed better to have the installer put them
> > folders like "lib64-msvc-10.0")
> > Sincerely
> > Lars
> > : http://lists.boost.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/boost
> 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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