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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-15 03:22:48

On Sunday 03 April 2005 19:26, John Maddock wrote:
> Is bjam v2 usable with cygwin gcc?

I don't have up-to-date V2 tests there, but some time ago they looked OK.

> I would like to be able to build quickbook under cygwin (as all of my
> existing Boostbook setup is cygwin based), but I'm running up against no
> end of issues:
> bjam --v2 won't link quickbook (lots of duplicate symbol errors), I found
> some information on the cause here:
> and seems we're
> currently doing just about everything wrong, we need:
> -Wl,--enable-runtime-pseudo-reloc -Wl,--export-all-symbols [all
> objects] -Wl,--enable-auto-import

Any ideas why those options are needed? And what they do? Especially the
first? I'd rather figure out what's going on there and add a relevant test.

> on the link command line, and apparently cygwin won't link with dll's which
> don't end in ".dll" either - currently it's linking against a dll that has
> Boost's version number encoded in *both* the name, and as a suffix, why
> does this need to appear twice like this?

I wish I new. At least on Unix, V1 has exactly the same behaviour -- the
version is both in name and in suffix. I just copied it over.

> Finally, since Boost.Test can't be used as a dll on Windows at all (and a
> few other platforms like Darwin I believe), all the tests that depend upon
> Boost.Test fail as well.
> I tried building with:
> bjam --v2 runtime-link=static
> as the docs suggest, but all I got was bjam internal errors saying that
> "runtime-link" was not a known feature.

bjam --v2 link-runtime=static

is the right spelling. Do you have a link to the doc which has the wrong one?

> Is there a way to build and use static libraries, while still linking
> against the dll runtime? If not there certainly should be, this is a very
> common build situation IMO (on Windows in any case).

I think the above command should do what you're asking for.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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