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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] "os" versus "target-os"
From: Steve Soule (sts11dbxr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-24 14:31:37

On 04/24/2010 03:07 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Saturday 24 April 2010 04:46:27 Steve Soule wrote:
>> I've noticed that many of the Jamfiles in Boost make use of the "os"
>> property. For example, in libs/asio/example/http/client/Jamfile.v2,
>> this property is used to link in the right networking libraries and
>> define the appropriate defines depending on the os. I haven't found any
>> documentation on the "os" property, but I would guess that it contains a
>> tag for the operating system on which the build is taking place.
>> Shouldn't these be using the "target-os" property rather than "os"? I
>> would think that when you're cross-compiling, target-os and os could be
>> quite different, and you would want to link the appropriate libraries
>> for the target operating system, not the build operating system.
> Yes, in most cases 'target-os' should be used. Please file bugs for libraries
> that use 'os'

Done. The full list of libraries was:

asio iostreams thread

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