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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-14 09:38:49

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Friday 14 April 2006 15:37, Juergen Hunold wrote:
>> Hi !
> Hi Jürgen,
>> I've finally got a developer account and have an up-to-date boost CVS
>> again ;-))
>> I promptly discovered that revision 1.9 of rc.jam breaks the dummy
>> support for the rc.jam on Linux (see rev. 1.5 ) (and the other unixes
>> as well ;-))
>> I've attached a patch which makes gcc.jam default to "windres" on NT and
>> CYGWIN and to use the "dummy" (aka "as" on alll other platforms.
>> Ok to commit ?


> Looks fine to me.

Like I said originally. What happens with cross-compiling? That change
will break things if I'm trying to compile on Linux for a Win32
platform. We *really* have to stop relying on the OS checks for toolset
choices. It is just not reliable as an indicator of what programs are

> Personally, I would not bother to call
> 'get-invocation-command' for 'as' as any system lacking that tool is already
> too broken to use for development. On the other hand, this does not hurt.

I would bother. We must start preferring to use the programs that are
attached to installed toolsets. This is what makes cross-compiling
possible. And is essential for people doing embedded development.

The real fix is to use the dummy rc building if an rc command is not
found. I guess I should have seen that was what the original code was
intending on doing. Now that I know I'll go fix it.

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