[Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #8770: has_icu_test depending on DEBUG ICU libraries

Subject: [Boost-bugs] [Boost C++ Libraries] #8770: has_icu_test depending on DEBUG ICU libraries
From: Boost C++ Libraries (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-03 08:40:42

#8770: has_icu_test depending on DEBUG ICU libraries
 Reporter: Martin Baute <solar@…> | Type: Bugs
   Status: new | Milestone: To Be Determined
Component: Building Boost | Version: Boost 1.54.0
 Severity: Problem | Keywords: ICU
 I am pretty sure this has been brought to attention before, as I
 distinctly remember reading a discussion on the issue, but I couldn't find
 it in the database.

 Platform is Windows XP, MS Visual Studio 8.

 Having unpacked the latest ICU release to support MSVC 8 (which is ICU
 4.0.1), I am trying to compile Boost 1.54.0 with ICU support enabled.

 Using the
 instructions], I call:

     bjam -sICU_PATH=C:\contrib\icu-4.0.1

 I get:

     - has_icu builds : no

 In bin.v2\config.log:

     msvc.link bin.v2\libs\regex\build\msvc-8.0\debug\has_icu.exe
     LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'icuind.lib'

         call "C:\Programme\microsoft visual studio 8\vc\vcvarsall.bat" x86

     ...failed msvc.link bin.v2\libs\regex\build\msvc-8.0\debug\has_icu.exe

 In bin.v2\libs\regex\build\msvc-8.0\debug:


 This happens even if I state `variant=release` on the `bjam` line. I.e.,
 to determine whether ICU is present ''for a release build'', Boost is
 looking for ''debug'' versions of the ICU libraries. This renders the
 default instructions of how to build Boost with ICU support non-functional
 with the default distribution of ICU for Windows, effectively forcing
 people to manually compile ICU instead of using the ready-made binaries,
 to satisfy peculiarities of the Boost build system. (Unless there are some
 command-line switches I am not aware of, which should then be made part of
 the respective documentation of the build process.)

 Thumbs down, that's not the way to go.

Ticket URL: <https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/8770>
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