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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] integration with lib boost
From: Juergen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-21 08:24:05

Hi Alex !

On Friday 20 February 2009, Alexander Bernauer wrote:
> I have a project which uses the boost library. This is also how I
> came to Boost.Build, by the way.

That is nice.

> This project must run on different plattforms. My problem is, that
> the boost libraries have different names on different plattforms, in
> my case libboost_date_time-gcc43-mt-1_38.a vs.
> libboost_date_time-gcc34-mt-1_38.a
> (note the different GCC version number).

Well, this can be suppressed by using --layout=system when building the
Boost libraries. Take a look at bjam --help or the docs ...

> How am I supposed to specify the Jamfiles? Currently I am working
> around by symlinking 'libboost_date_time.a ->
> libboost_date_time-gcc43-mt-1_38.a' and stating 'lib boost_date_time
> ; ' in the Jamfile.

That's not the way to use Boost libraries with Boost.Build.

> But I don't think this is the way to go, is it?

try :

using /boost : <path-to-boost-Jamroot> ;

in the relevant Jamfile/Jamroot

and then add
         /boost/date_time// boost_date_time

to the sources.
That will enable all the cool Boost.Build magic :-))



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