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Subject: Re: [boost] [Thread] What is the meaning of BOOST_THREAD_USE_LIB?
From: Vicente J. Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-09 21:17:42

Le 09/05/2017 à 15:47, Frédéric Bron via Boost a écrit :
> Hi,
> I always use boost as static libraries. For a long time, I have been
> used to define macro BOOST_THREAD_USE_LIB on windows when
> cross-compiling from linux to windows with mingw.
> I have now made a new cross-compiler conformant with pthread (the
> previous one had only win32 api) but then boost does not build (with
> threadapi=posix). It seems that not defining BOOST_THREAD_USE_LIB
> helps.

Please could you report the rrors reported?
> I do not remember why I used to define BOOST_THREAD_USE_LIB a long
> time ago and cannot find any help in the doc
> (
> What is the meaning of BOOST_THREAD_USE_LIB?

This is a very old flag and I have no idea for what it was used and I agree

doesn't explains for what it is used for.

I've the impression that it is not needed anymore, but I don't see how
defining or not it could imply errors.


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