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Subject: Re: [boost] Build: Trying to get Boost.Build to see my OpenSSL on Windows
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-01 13:02:16


On 10/01/2016 10:33 AM, Vinnie Falco wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 12:24 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> ...
>> It assumes that ssl can be found in the default
>> library path. You should be able to pass the
>> paths to Boost.Build with b2 library-path=... include=...
> Wow, that's a huge hassle. And that doesn't scale, what if a project
> uses 5 different libraries? You have to pass 10 command line options?
> That's incredibly inconvenient... surely this is not the recommended
> approach to finding library dependencies...

  No it isn't. This is really a workaround for
the user when the author of the Jamfile
decided to be lazy. You can also put
them in a config file (user-config.jam,
site-config.jam, or project-config.jam)
like this:
project : requirements <library-path>... <include>... ;

A better way is to create a module like tools/zlib.jam.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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