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Subject: [Boost-build] Cross-compiling for Overo
From: spease_at_[hidden]
Date: 2009-07-31 01:38:22

I'm attempting to compile Boost 1.38 or 1.39 for the Gumstix Overo
(ARM) platform, in order to install ROS. The Overo uses the
OpenEmbedded build environment, which has its own cross-compiling

I've been basing my work off of the 'gumros' tutorial
( - however, I've been unable
to get Boost to compile as fully as the tutorial says I'll need. The
tutorial notes that Boost probably won't fully compile, but it doesn't
seem to output any of the libraries the tutorial lists as required -
or any at all, for that matter. Some targets do get updated, but I

My tools/build/v2/user-config.jam is:
"using gcc : 4.3.3 :

The command I'm using to compile Boost is:
"tools/jam/src/bin.linuxx86/bjam --toolset=gcc-${GPP_VER}
--prefix=/home/spease/gumros/deploy install"

To compile the other packages that ROS needs (apr, apr-utils, log4cxx)
I added the cross-compiling binaries and libraries to my path, but the
gumros tutorial states you should reset your bin path before compiling
Boost. I do not have (direct) root access to the system I'm compiling

What do I need to do to get Boost to compile correctly?

- Steven

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