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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] specifying libraries on the link line, was "incorrect library names embedded on hp-ux ia64"
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-11 10:26:44

On Friday 12 June 2009 Jim Gallagher wrote:

> The patch works well, thank very much, it's a life saver.
> I changed
> -Wl,+h$(SPACE)-Wl,$(<[-1]:D=) to
> -Wl,+h$(<[-1]:D=).
> Looks a little cleaner and works the same.

I have finally checked this in in SVN.

> So, everything looks good. For my case, I will probably add
> +nodefaultrpath, which will
> prevent the embedding of the paths supplied with -L. Those paths are
> needed at link time,
> but they are not appropriate for our runtime configuration.

Aha, I see.

> To shift gears a bit, I have been following the mailing list for a
> while, and I agree
> with your (the maintainers) philosophy, that boost-build should not
> surprise users
> and should do what is usually the right thing. I think this is a case
> that, at least
> for HP-UX and Linux systems, and maybe for Unix in general, that
> boost-build is doing
> something that is surprising and not what most developers would want.
> I suggest that
> the default boost-build link lines for Unix systems should use the -L
> and -l path
> and lib specifiers.

Well, -L/-l is less precise, while specifying full name guaranteed that linker
will use the specified file.

- Volodya

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