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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] library-naming
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-14 04:30:55

On Wednesday 04 March 2009 12:32:54 Juergen Hunold wrote:

> On Wednesday 04 March 2009 08:56:20 Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > this was the intention, actally. --layout=system is supposed to match,
> > exactly, the way libraries are named on a typical linux system, and they
> > don't have pretty much any decorations.
> Ah, now I recall the discussion. I knew I was missing something.
> > We can add some other layout, if necessary.
> Well, I found this one on Windows. And there is no such thing as a
> "system" layout. So I think that for <target-os>windows we have to get the
> old behaviour back.
> And for Linux, I need the old layout for our CMake based builds. At least,
> separate naming for <debug> and <release>, so I can link against the right
> libraries.
> I'd like to have at least the <runtime> flag back, as I don't care about
> threading. We only support <threading>multi anyway...
> Rationale: We have to disambiguate release and debug libraries. And a linux
> distribution will most probably install a <release> build...

Hi Jürgen,

You said you need release tag on Linux, for compatibility with your project,
and I still want --layout=system to be directly installable on Linux, which
is a conflicting requirements. So, how about new option, say:


This will include <variant> for now.


- Volodya

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