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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Linker error during arm-gcc cross compile
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-30 12:40:12

On Wednesday 30 September 2009 Christian Auby wrote:

> I have figured out why it happens:
> when using toolset=gcc-arm it still tries to link with winsock (ws2_32),
> which the arm-gcc linker can't find. There is no error message displayed
> from ld. Shouldn't display this? Or maybe all ld is giving
> is the cryptic one.


I don't think intentionally hides any error messages.
Is an error message produced if you run the link command manually?
> Anyway: I haven't found a way to only link a library if I'm on a
> particular OS. The current rule is as follows:
> lib winsock
> :
> : <name>ws2_32
> ;
> lib myLib
> : glob [ source/*.cpp ]
> winsock
> : <link>static
> ;
> Is there some way for myLib to only link with winsock if target-os is
> "windows"?

The following should work:

 lib myLib
   : glob [ source/*.cpp ]
   : <link>static <target-os>windows:<library>winsock

Does this help?

- Volodya

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