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From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-17 03:39:10

   Hi Guido.

> My building platform : using msvc : 8.0 ;
> I have attached som attempt in compiling some boost examples.
> Notice I have set C:\Boost\lib in my LIB environment variable (set
> LIB=%LIB%;c:\Boost\lib )
> Onestly I am a bit pessimistic. Still I hope I am missing something
> obvious.

   I have just tried this and it seems the build for those examples is
buggy. Fails on both MSVC 7.1 and 9.0.

   It seems that for some reason the main Boost Jamroot file says that
all Boost libraries should be built without automatic linking (specified
by adding <define>BOOST_ALL_NO_LIB=1 to the main boost library
requirements). If you remove that line then your examples compile & link
correctly, assuming you have built the needed libraries and have them on
your library search path.

   Volodya: Is there something Boost Build could do to help with this?
File-system library target already has a dependency listed on the system
library and its examples have a dependency on the file-system library.
Why would that not be enough to make its examples explicitly link to the
system library? I am asking you because I'm kinda swamped in real-life
work at the moment and your name is listed in the file-system examples
build file.

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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