[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1342: dylib library names broken in Mac OS X

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1342: dylib library names broken in Mac OS X
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-21 16:50:53

#1342: dylib library names broken in Mac OS X
 Reporter: jmmv_at_[hidden] | Type: Bugs
   Status: new | Milestone: To Be Determined
Component: Building Boost | Version: Boost 1.34.1
 Severity: Showstopper | Keywords:
 The 1.34.1 release installs dylib files in Mac OS X which have broken
 library names in them. For example:

 calypso:~/pkg/lib> otool -D libboost_date_time-mt.dylib

 Note that the response contains the build-time path to the library, not
 the installed one. So this broken name ends up bundled in binaries built
 against boost, which later do not work because of this problem. An
 example using monotone:

 calypso:~> mtn
 dyld: Library not loaded: bin.v2/libs/regex/build/darwin/release/
   Referenced from: /Users/jmmv/pkg/bin/mtn
   Reason: image not found
 Trace/BPT trap

 I've found the -dylib_install_name option for ld(1) or -install_name in
 libtool(1) that are meant to set this internal name in libraries, when
 this name differs from the one used with -o. Unfortunately, I do not know
 enough of Boost.Build to fix this myself.

 As I understand it, to build a library that goes in
 /usr/local/lib/libfoo.dylib, you either do:
 $ g++ -dynamiclib -o /usr/local/lib/libfoo.dylib x.o
 $ g++ -dynamiclib -o libfoo.dylib -Wl,-install_name
 -Wl,/usr/local/lib/libfoo.dylib x.o
 But boost is currently doing:
 $ g++ -dynamiclib -o bin.v2/blahblah/libfoo.dylib x.o
 The third case is very similar to the first one except that it is using a
 temporary name instead of the final one.

 So the library name ends up pointing to a temporary directory that
 disappears. darwin.jam has to be fixed to pass the correct -install_name
 flag to the linker as shown in the second line above.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/1342>
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