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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] how to build Boost 1.37 on OpenSolaris with SunStudio12 & Apache stdcxx
From: Agyaras (wdn456_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-18 11:21:36

In article <4968D9DD.5050908_at_[hidden]>,
 Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> There is no built-in support for this. When you initialize the
> toolset in user-config.jam, you can add the appropriate command
> line arguments. e.g.
> using sun : 5.10 : : <cxxflags>... <linkflags>... ;

Indeed. With some patience, it works. Here is what I did, in some detail.

First compile Apache StdCxx as follows:-

1) modify etc/config/sunpro.config by setting the following macros to:

CXXFLAGS = -library=no%Cstd
LDFLAGS = -library=no%Cstd

then compile (this is a 64-bit, multithreaded example, read the StdCxx
documentation for a detailed description of what is what here):

gmake BUILDDIR=/tmp/stdcxx BUILDMODE=optimized,threads,wide,shared
sudo gmake install PREFIX=/opt/stdcxx64

Note that if you run the tests, one of them will fail, the StdCxx
developers are aware of it, they reckon it's a minor problem and will be
fixed in V4.2.2.

Now to Boost:

here is my "user-config.jam", following Steven's suggestion:-

# Compiler configuration
import toolset : using ;
using sun : 5.10 : /opt/SunStudioExpress/bin/CC :
<cxxflags>"-library=no%Cstd -I/opt/stdcxx64/include -m64"
<linkflags>"-library=no%Cstd -L/opt/stdcxx64/lib -lstd" ;

# Python configuration
using python : 2.4 : /usr ;

Note that the <cxxflags> and <linkflags> require their options being
enclosed in quotes, and that spaces around ':' and ';' do matter! :-)

The compilation command then was:-

bjam toolset=sun --user-config=user-config.jam address-model=64 stage

after that, I just copied the stage/lib manually to a convenient
location (I already had the include's in place).

Unfortunately I do not have the time to learn Jam and modify the Boost
installation process to accommodate this combination, but perhaps some
good soul will do it one day...

Bonus info: How to build a C++ program with SunStudio 12 in OpenSolaris
that depends on Boost and StdCxx?

Compile your source files with commands as follows (note that the
-D_REENTRANT macro is required by StdCxx if you use the multithreaded
version of the library):

CC <otherflags> -mt -D_REENTRANT -library=no%Cstd
-I/path/to/stdcxx/include -I/path/to/boost/include -c -o

then link them:

CC -library=no%Cstd -L/path/to/boost>/lib -l<boost_whatever...>
-L/path/to/stdcxx/lib -lstd source1.o source2.o ... -o prog

thanks a lot, Inoshishi

"Non est volentis, neque currentis, sed miserentis Dei"

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