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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] "os" versus "target-os"
From: Christian Auby (christian_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-25 12:53:52

Does this mean I don't have to manually link ws2_32 and pthread anymore?
That would have been excellent. Always wondered about why I had to do
that but figured that was how it was supposed to be.

On target-os=linux I also have to manually add libc, librt and libdl,
but I'm not sure if all of those requirements come from boost...


On 4/24/2010 8:31 PM, Steve Soule wrote:
> 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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