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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-16 08:43:13

Phillip Seaver wrote:

> Roland Schwarz wrote:
>> Btw.: I am wondering how the static linking issue is been addressed by
>> Boost.Build on *nix. AFAIK as long as there are both static _and_ so libs
>> are in the search path, the -l switch will favour the so variant. So I
>> suspect that the feature <link>static will give the expected behaviour on
>> these platforms. They cannot be simply passed to the -l switch.
>> AFAIK it would be necessary to explicitely link to the static variant in
>> this case by adding them to the linker input. But I might be totally
>> wrong, in which case I would be glad to learn the "correct way".
> As I said in an earlier email, the gcc toolset (and msvc, for that
> matter) puts the paths to the static libraries on the link line instead
> of using the "-l" option
> ("../../bin/gcc/release/link-static/mylib.a" instead of
> "-L../../bin/gcc/release/link-static -lmylib", e.g.).

This is only when linking to libraries created by Boost.Build. When linking
to prebuilt libraries, there's no easy way to select shared or static variant.

- Volodya

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