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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-maint] [context, config] Always setting address-model and architecture (Was: Conflicts when building libraries at root)
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-28 10:44:32

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vladimir Prus
> Sent: 19 February 2015 09:10
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-maint] [context, config] Always setting address-model and architecture
> Conflicts when building libraries at root)
> On 02/18/2015 07:10 PM, Jürgen Hunold wrote:
> >> Right, so steps would be:
> >> >
> >> >1. Move actual tests into config (we do need to have a few cpp
> >> >files) 2. Move architecture.jam into either Boost.Build or
> >> >boostcpp.jam 3. Make sure we don't generate extra path elements for
> >> >default address model 4. Introduce a way to do these tests without
> >> >requiring a bunch of .cpp files - sure Boost.Build can generate them on the fly.
> >> >5. Make these checks be automatic for all projects.
> >> >
> >> >It seems that 1-2 should solve the immediate problem, and 1-3 should
> >> >be pretty good, although going all the way to 5 would be cool.
> > +1 for this plan.
> >
> > And it would be cool if 3 enables me to use "feature.set-default
> > address-model
> > : 64" on Windows 64 bit machines to enforce 64 bit builds as default.
> > Or maybe just auto-detect it...
> I have patches for 1-2, over at:
> You will need --without-log for them to work.
> Hiding architecture/address-model from path is not quite as easy, since that must be done per
> different toolchains can have different defaults. Or I can possibly just use "64" and "x86",
without feature
> name, in target paths.

OK chaps - all this discussion left me in a state of partial disambiguation.

But now, after a GIT corruption, I've chosen to start right from the top after deleting my entire
module-boost directory, and reinstalling everything from scratch.

I'm working on branch develop and trying to build all the libraries, as per .

And I'm stuck at this point again.

What do I do to get over this for now?

Install the patch mentioned

Try to build with these options?

<address-model>32 <architecture>x86


(actually I'm on Windows 8.1 64-bit, so what should I specify ?

--address-model=64 --architecture=ia64

I:\modular-boost>.\b2 --address-model=64 > ../develop-build.log doesn't work :-(

I:\modular-boost>.\b2 --address-model=32 > ../develop-build.log doesn't work either :-((

Suggestions please - I'm stuck.

PS (supplementary: Will I potentially need both 32 and 64 bit libraries?)

Building the Boost C++ Libraries.

Performing configuration checks

    - symlinks supported : yes
    - 32-bit : yes
    - arm : no
    - mips1 : no
    - power : no
    - sparc : no
    - x86 : yes
    - has_icu builds : no
warning: Graph library does not contain MPI-based parallel components.
note: to enable them, add "using mpi ;" to your user-config.jam
    - zlib : no
    - iconv (libc) : no
    - iconv (separate) : no
    - icu : no
    - icu (lib64) : no
    - message-compiler : yes
    - compiler-supports-ssse3 : yes
    - compiler-supports-avx2 : yes
    - gcc visibility : no
    - long double support : yes
warning: skipping optional Message Passing Interface (MPI) library.
note: to enable MPI support, add "using mpi ;" to user-config.jam.
note: to suppress this message, pass "--without-mpi" to bjam.
note: otherwise, you can safely ignore this message.
warning: No python installation configured and autoconfiguration
note: failed. See
note: for configuration instructions or pass --without-python to
note: suppress this message and silently skip all Boost.Python targets
    - zlib : no (cached)
error: Name clash for '<pstage\lib>libboost_system-vc120-mt-1_58.lib'
error: Tried to build the target twice, with property sets having
error: these incompabile properties:
error: - none
error: - <address-model>32 <architecture>x86
error: Please make sure to have consistent requirements for these
error: properties everywhere in your project, especially for install
error: targets.

Paul A. Bristow
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