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From: mike o (mike.otj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-26 20:23:20

Hello Everyone,

I am attempting to build boost 1.34.1 on 64-bit Linux with bjam v2 passing
the -fPIC compiler option along to gcc/g++. I would like to pass all
necessary bjam parameters via the command line.

After building bjam, I make the following call:

bjam --v2 -d2 --toolset=gcc gcc/variant=release,debug gcc/cflags=-fPIC
gcc/cxxflags=-fPIC gcc/linkflags=-fPIC --build-dir=<my builddir path>
--prefix=<my install path> install

The output from bjam shows that sources compiled for static linking do *not*
have the -fPIC flag. For example:

 "g++" -ftemplate-depth-128 -O3 -finline-functions -Wno-inline -Wall
-pthread -DBOOST_ALL_NO_LIB=1 -DNDEBUG -I"." -c -o "<my


This version of execution_monitor.o is put into the
libboost_test_exec_monitor-gcc41-mt-1_34_1.a archive.

Alternatively, sources that are pulled into a shared library have the -fPIC
flag. For example:

 "g++" -ftemplate-depth-128 -O3 -finline-functions -Wno-inline -Wall -fPIC


This version of execution_monitor.o is pulled into

Can anyone tell me why -fPIC is not passed to all calls of g++/gcc?

I am also observing that the -fPIC flag is not passed to any link steps.

Aside: I have already tried to use the bjam v1 syntax to override the
gcc/g++ calls, but it seems as though bjam v1 cannot be invoked.



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