Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Running tests with executable built by another target
From: Alexander Sack (pisymbol_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-29 17:13:26
On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Sven Van Echelpoel
> I want to run some tests with an executable I have built with some exe
> rule. How do I do this?
> E.g. I have this:
> exe my-exe : main.cpp ;
> unit-test my-exe-test
> : [ ??? my-exe : <args come here> ]
> What comes here?
> I've tried run, but it tries to link a test executable with my-exe as a
> Any help would be appreciated,
Ok you have a couple of options:
- If you search this list (use nabble), I asked this question already
(search for my posts its obvious) and both Volodya and Steven gave
concrete examples of how to do this. Its still a little non-intuitive
but definitely doable. This really needs to be in the FAQ (and would
definitely be part of something I'm trying to cook up).
- The down and dirty way to do this is use an "install" directive to
install the binary somewhere where you can then reference it (i.e.
within the build tree) - this actually worked for me in the interim
nicely as a temporary workaround.
Let me see if I can dig up Volodya's example...
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