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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-24 06:37:53

On Friday 24 November 2006 14:15, jwulp_at_[hidden] wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> I am currently involved in doing maintenance on the MCRL2 toolset. This is
> a set of tools build on top of a variety of libraries such as ATerm, SVC,
> libXML, wxWidgets, and a couple more. The fundament consists largely of the
> ATerm library; so almost all tools use it therefore there is a strict
> dependency. The toolset cannot be build without the ATerm library. No
> problems so far.
> The problems start when there is a hierarchy of libraries and somewhere
> below in the hierarchy a library is not available. Using the build feature
> the lower level library has <build>no in its requirements (and usage
> requiements). The build feature is nicely propagated upward following the
> reverse dependencies; but it has no effect. Tools as well as libraries are
> still being build with a directory element build-no in the target names.
> Is there a reason why the <build>no does not have an effect when it is
> added via usage requirements? Is there another way to achieve the desired
> effect?

It had the desired effect for me, at least once. Please specify the version of
Boost.Build you're using and provide a simple self-contained archived project
that reproduces this problem.


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