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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-15 05:02:54

Rene Rivera wrote:
> In trying to get the regression tests working better on OpenBSD I ran into
> an interesting problem.
> The OpenBSD linker requires that shared libraries have version numbers.
> Right now this problem manifests itself in the thread test failing to link.
> To be clear here's an example:
> If one has:
> And does a:
> g++ ... -L"." -lfoo
> It fails to find the library. But if you have:
> [or]
> Then the link succeeds.
> To say the least this is a pain in the ass :-(

I'm afraid that this statement applies to libraries in general.

> So two questions come to mind:
> 1. Do I "fix" this in BBV1; by providing a version number of "0.0" when none
> is given on OpenBSD platform?

So the users would end up with symlink, pointing to ?
I think it's reasonable.

> 2. Do we have anything in the design of BBV2 to handle such a platform
> requirement?

I need to understand how this should be handled, first. There's a rule/action
pair I think version numbers should be handled by them?

So, you'd have

toolset.flags gcc VERSION_NUMBER : version-number ;


ln -s $(<) $(<).$(VERSION_NUMBER)

The last line should be tweaked to expand to nothing with VERSION_NUMBER
is empty, but you get the idea. Then, on all platforms but OpenBSD,
the default value of VERSION_NUMBER will be "", and on OpenBSD it will be
"0.0". Will that work?

- Volodya


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