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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-28 08:24:35

On Thursday 27 July 2006 17:35, Rene Rivera wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > Rene,
> > in revision 1.38 of top-level Jamfile.v2, you've added code to build
> > several variants of Boost libraries.
> >
> > That does not seem to work for me, I now get:
> >
> > error: on gcc, DLL can't be build with <runtime-link>static
> > error: it's suggested to use <runtime-link>static together with the
> > <link>static
> >
> > That just about right, it can't create a DLL that links to static libc.
> Not strickly true. It is possible to build a shared lib that links
> statically to libc. It just has to be done very carefully :-)

Can you point me to some docs about that, or command lines, or something. If
that's possible I'd like to know how.

> > Now the question is that's the best solution.
> >
> > - Should we just silently build DLLs with dynamic runtime
> > - Should we adjust build request to not include this on Linux?
> >
> > What do you think?
> I'll go for "non of the above" ;-)
> - It should work like it does on BBv1. Which would just not build target
> combinations that where not possible instead of erroring out saying they
> are not possible.

This might be OK for "build all variants" use case, but it's not so good idea
in general. Suppose you're giving some specific build request on command
line, and nothing is built with no explanation.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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