[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1907: name of library files on mingw

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #1907: name of library files on mingw
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-09 01:17:54

#1907: name of library files on mingw
 Reporter: Johan Boule <bohan.boost_at_[hidden]> | Type: Bugs
   Status: new | Milestone: To Be Determined
Component: Building Boost | Version: Boost 1.35.0
 Severity: Problem | Keywords:
 When linking with mingw, a -lxxx option leads to the following files being
 searched, in order:
 1) libxxx.dll.a
 2) xxx.dll.a
 3) libxxx.a (this should be the static lib)
 4) <prefix>xxx.dll (e.g. cygxxx.dll on cygwin)
 5) libxxx.dll
 6) xxx.dll

 However, boost's build system doesn't follow mingw's convention and
 libxxx.lib (the static lib)
 xxx.lib (the dynamic import lib)

 This means mingw will never find the files of the static lib and dynamic
 import lib. Hopefully, mingw has the ability to link directly against the
 dll file (providing it exists), and that's actually the one it will always
 pick, as the last file looked for is xxx.dll.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/1907>
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