Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Library search support?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-28 11:29:02
> I'm looking for library search support functionality - similar to
> - autoconf's AC_CHECK_LIB/AC_SEARCH_LIBS/AC_CHECK_HEADER
> - CMake's FIND_LIBRARY and FIND_PATH.
> These are quite essential parts of **any** mature build system.
> I need this for Boost.Locale build - search for ICU.
> Note: Boost.Regex ICU's library search is quite broken because it searches
> for release version of ICU even under debug MSVC builds.
> Also the general approach is quite wrong (search for specific files for
> each platform is bad).
Could you clarify what you mean? cmake does pretty much the same -- search
for files with certain names in certain directories.
> Any progress with it, any chance to get it in Boost-Build?
I'm almost done with coding a canonical solution for this problem (which
happens to be zlib support at present). Sorry for real-life-induced delay.
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