From: Dirk Griffioen (dirk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-30 13:21:17
I read the post differently
exe myExe : myExe.cpp : <name>fooBar.exe ;
would mean to me 'build an exe with the name myExe, but on install,
rename it to fooBar.exe'
but I might have read into it, since that was my problem - hence my
way would add to a target, I would like strip as in change the target
name on installation
Would it be possible to change the name of a target on installation?
Phillip Seaver wrote:
> Greg Landrum wrote, on 10/26/2007 12:01 AM:
>> I'm considering moving a project I maintain from make to boost.build
>> and have encountered what seems like a relatively simple problem: I'd
>> like to be able to specify the name of the files created by exe rules.
>> For example, I'd like to be able to do something like:
>> exe myExe : myExe.cpp : <name>fooBar.exe ;
>> and be sure that the output file from this rule is name fooBar.exe, no
>> matter what system I'm on or what type of build I'm doing.
>> Then when I do a rule like:
>> install testExecs : myExe ;
>> I will end up, again regardless of system or build type, with the
>> file: testExecs/fooBar.exe
>> Is this possible?
> Well, you could do:
> exe fooBar : myExe.cpp ;
> ...and that would get you fooBar.exe on Windows (at least). The name of
> the output file is based on the name of the target -- see
> If you really want the ".exe" extension on all platforms, you could try
> import type : change-generated-target-suffix ;
> type.change-generated-target-suffix EXE : : exe ;
> You'd probably have to put it in your root jam file, though, or you
> could modify exe.jam in your boost-build distribution to just have "type
> EXE : exe ;". That said, boost-build tries to go with the platform
> naming convention, and most unix platforms don't use .exe (to the best
> of my knowledge).
> Another way to handle it could be something like this:
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.boost.build/13019 On re-reading
> the post, it's not clear that I do something like "exe foo : foo.c :
> <tag>@apago_tag ;" to get the desired affect. :-)
> As far as the install goes, the first parameter to install ("testExecs"
> in your example) is just the name of the install target. It doesn't
> affect the destination or name of the files installed. You may want
> something like:
> "install dist : fooBar : <location>testExecs ;"
> "install" docs:
> <tag> feature: http://boost.org/doc/html/bbv2/reference.html and search
> for "tag feature" (used in the post I mention above).
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