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From: Kruk, Mark S (mark.s.kruk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-24 14:15:56

I am running Solaris 10 on an UltraSPARC platform. I have successfully
built a 32-bit version of boost using the gcc compiler version 3.4.3.
This was accomplished with the following command.


bjam "-sTOOLS=gcc" install



We typically use the Sunstudio 11 C++ 5.8 compiler to build our
projects. However, we've been unsuccessful at getting Boost to build
with this particular compiler. Hence, the reason for attempting to use


I'm very familiar with the flags we use with the Sun compiler when
building our own projects. Everything we build is 64-bit. Typically,
among other flags, we use -xtarget=ultra -xarch=v9 -xcode=pic32 to build
a 64-bit library or executable.


Since I am not familiar at all with the gcc flags, I'm not entirely sure
exactly which flags to use to build a 64-bit version for the Sun
platform. Furthermore, I've looked through the documentation on
building Boost, and can't seem to figure out exactly what the syntax is
when applying multiple compiler flags to the bjam command. Here are
some samples of what I've tried.


bjam "-sTOOLS=gcc" "-sBUILD=<cxxflags>-mcpu=v9 -m64" install

bjam "-sTOOLS=gcc" "-sBUILD=<cxxflags>-mcpu=v9 <cxxflags>-m64" install

bjam "-sTOOLS=gcc" "-sBUILD=<cxxflags>-mcpu=v9" "-sBUILD=<cxxflags>-m64"

bjam "-sTOOLS=gcc" "-sBUILD=<cxxflags>-mcpu=v9,-m64" install


I'm not even sure if these are the correct flags to be using, and
obviously the syntax is incorrect since the output from bjam doesn't
show both of these flags on the compile lines. So, here are my


1. Exactly what gcc compiler flags are necessary to build a 64-bit
version for a generic sparc platform?
2. What is the exact syntax for the bjam command when applying
multiple compiler flags?


Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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