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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Do not embed manifest in DLL for isolated application with private assemblies
From: R.U.10 (erudix_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-08 04:06:02

2008/9/25 Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]>

> On Wednesday 24 September 2008 19:29:07 R.U.10 wrote:
> > I do not succeed in finding how to compile the boost DLL without
> embedding
> > manifest.
> >
> > I created an isolated application with private assemblies (VC80 CRT) and
> the
> > library boost_thread-vc80-mt-1_36.dll raises me a problem. It fetches the
> > CRT libraries in windows\winsxs folder but I require from her that it
> > fetches my CRT libraries into my application folder.
> Ideally, some of Windows experts should comment on this, since I know next
> to nothing about manifests. If no such expert appears, can you:

Thank you very much to consider my problem.

> 1. Point me at the docs about this manifest thing<>

> 2. Exactly tell what you want to happen, or not happen.

I need the manifest is not included into boost_thread DLL to force the use
of the associated standalone manifest file which I modify manually.
It's easy to do that into Visual Studio: "<Projectname> Property Pages
Dialog Box" > "Configuration Properties" > "Manifest Tool" > "Input and
Output" > "Embed manifest" > "No" - but I did not find such an option into

Perhaps I found the file which manage that in
.\boost_1_36_0\tools\build\v2\tools\msvc.jam at line 976 but I do not really
master what happens in this file so I hesitate to modify it for my own
needs. I hope that someone who takes charge of bjam will want to add an
option for this manifest embedding.


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