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Subject: Re: [boost] Build: Trying to get Boost.Build toseemyOpenSSLonWindows
From: Vinnie Falco (vinnie.falco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-07 10:06:19

I just got CMake working to find my OpenSSL installation and let me
tell you, it was a breeze. First of all you need to install OpenSSL
for Windows. I used 1.0.2j. The 1.1.0 series doesn't work since they
changed all the filenames around.

Then you just add this line to your CMakeLists.txt:

WHAT!? That's it? Yeah. It should be this easy in a Jamfile. You can
have both 32 and 64 bit OpenSSL libraries installed. And it correctly
links against the debug libraries if you are building a debug

How does CMake do it? There's a nifty little program called
FindOpenSSL. The source is here:

I'm wondering, does Boost.Build already have such a system? And if
not, could it be done? How would something like that look? I'm
interested in exploring the possibilities here.

On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 6:35 AM, Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> degski wrote:
>> This seems very wrong to me, and the fact that this thread exists, proves
>> it. It seems to me that the environment should be taken from environment set
>> in the command shell from which bjam is run at the first invokation, as that
>> is the environment that the user has created/selected. This gives maximum
>> flexibility, ...
> People often forget that Boost.Build supports building more than one
> configuration at a time.
> b2
> toolset=gcc,clang,msvc-8.0,msvc-9.0,msvc-10.0,msvc-11.0,msvc-12.0,msvc-14.0
> You can't set up a correct environment for this beforehand.
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