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From: Larry Evans (cppljevans_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-06 07:42:34

On 09/06/2004 02:15 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Larry Evans wrote:
>>As I mentioned previously here:
>>on method for doing a shared link with gcc is with the following
>>link flag:
>> -Wl,--rpath -Wl,$(RPATH)
>>where $(RPATH) is the path to the shared library,
> To be more specific, this is only if you don't path to add the path to
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH. I believe that is the right method for making sure system
> libraries are property found, why don't you want to use this method?

Because, so far, I've 2 gcc compilers on my system. I'm guessing
that if the paths to their separate's are both put
in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, that the first will be selected. Is that
OK? Also, since I'm only using the 2nd gcc compiler for testing
purposes, I don't want to "temporarily" change a "global" variable.


> I think using LD_LIBRARY_PATH is the best method. If, for whatever reason,

OK. I'll abandon the idea.

> that's not OK with you, we need to recall what Michael was suggesting: that
> toolset should allow to pass additional compiler and linker options. This is
> more general solution than just RPATH. So, you would write:
> using gcc : 3.4 : g++ : : -Wl,--rpath -Wl,whatever ;

Yes. That's better. BTW, I was having trouble understanding how rules
were parsed. For example, the original gcc.init was:

rule init ( version ? : command * ) {...}

I could guess what version ? meant, but initially I though command *
meant command was the trailing elements. Testing indicated that,
I guess, * means don't accept any more arguments.

Is there somewhere the meaning of ? and * in rule formal argument
lists is documented? If so, could you let me know? Also, I was
undertain how to use the rpath value from:

rule init ( version ? : command : rpath ) {...}

to do this:

flags OPTIONS <link-runtime>shared : -Wl,--rpath -Wl,$(rpath)

could I just add this right after the:

local rpath = $(rpath) ;





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