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Subject: Re: [boost] PDB files missing from Windows binaries
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-11-21 09:37:30

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM, Fredrik Orderud <forderud_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> First, I want to give a big thank for the streamlined availability of
> precompiled Windows binaries. The "Windows binaries" link from the Boost
> download webpage significantly lowers the barriers for Boost usage on the
> Windows platform.
> That said, there seem to be an issue with missing PDB files from the most
> recent
> Boost 1.55 binaries. This makes it difficult to debug applications, since
> debug information is missing.
> I suspect that the reason for the missing PDBs is that the build script
> doesn't install them to the target folder, which have previously been
> reported on [1]. Unfortunately, there has been little response to this
> problem.
> Would if be possible for someone to look into this problem, and improve the
> build script?
> [1]

Does anyone know if there is a bjam option to stage PDBs with the libraries?

Even if there is a simple solution for that, I'm not sure we'd want to put
the PDBs into the binary packages on sourceforge. PDBs are often very
large, and if it would double or triple the package size, that doesn't seem
like it would be worth it.

If you need PDBs I'd recommend just building yourself (but that still has
the same problem with them not being staged).


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