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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-30 07:44:56

Hi Pedro,

> > the preview distribution of Milestone 9 is available from
> >
> >
> Congratulations!


> I think there's still a problem with static libs that use searched libs.
> For instance:
> lib snmp : : <name>snmp ;
> lib Libb : Libb.cpp snmp : <link>static ;
> will include snmp.lib in Libb's rsp file.

Oh... you've found a bug!

> I have shamelessly hacked response-file in builtin.jam in order not to
> include libraries in static libs, but I'm sure there's a better way to it.
> Pointers to how to fix this would be appreciated.

First, the explanation. The generator, which creates EXE, tries to
create RSP file from all sources. The generator for RSP, defined at the end
of builtin.jam, accepts all types of libraries. As the result, searched lib
is considered consumed and added to RSP.

The workaround I have now is to put the following at the end of builtin.jam:

register-linker builtin.response-file : OBJ SEARCHED_LIB STATIC_LIB
IMPORT_LIB : RSP : <link>shared ;
register-linker builtin.response-file : OBJ : RSP : <link>static ;

Instead of generator declaration that is currently there. Maybe, you can try
with this change? The modified file is at

It works ok for your test case.

- Volodya

P.S. In fact, I start to think that RSP generator is too fancy and should be
removed. But that's not for M9 ;-)

> TIA,
> Pedro
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