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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] MSVC toolset: manifest and pdb issues.
From: Alexey Pakhunov (alexeypa_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-29 17:31:00

FYI: I have opened two tickets: #212 (1 & 2 issues) and #213 (third issue).

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 7:55 PM, Alexey Pakhunov <alexeypa_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently I dialed with a few issues with MSVC toolset.
> First, the MANIFEST target added by
> "msvc-linking-generator::generated-targets" rule when
> "<embed-manifest>off" is specified uses wrong manifest file name:
> "foobar.manifest instead" of "foobar.exe.manifest". This causes
> continuous rebuilding of .exe when some other target depends on .exe
> target. This can be fixed by patching the name before creating
> MANIFEST target.
> Second, the manifest file itself is not always generated by the
> linker. It will not be generated if the linker didn't found any WinSxS
> dependencies. But when "<embed-manifest>off" BBv2 assumes that the
> manifest will be always generated. This can cause the same "always
> rebuilding .exe" problem as above. It is also a bit tricky (but
> possible) to work around this issue by changing target requirements
> because, for example, "<runtime-link>shared" also adds WinSxS
> dependency on RTL.
> Third, it makes sense to generate PDB target in the same way as
> MANIFEST target is generated. I.e. when "<debug-settings>on" is in
> effect. It will allow using "install" rule to move PDBs to a symbol
> store for instance.
> I attached a combined patch for all three issues. I can split it in
> two or three pieces if needed.
> --
> Best regards,
> Alexey Pakhunov.

Best regards,
  Alexey Pakhunov.

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