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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] discovering libraries with boost at build time
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 14:49:22

> >> > I still do not support BBv2 for Boost.Locale even in the release for >
> >> > for one simple
> >> > reason - there is no even way to do something like find_library, or
> >> > find_path.
> >>
> >> exactly which libraries you need to search?
> >
> > I need to search for ICU, and it does not supported by pkg-config and
> > pkg-config is not an option for "Native Windows" developers (a.k.a. MSVC
> >
> > Before you mention that Boost.Regex uses ICU, it indeed uses it but:
> >
> > - If fails to find correct library under MSVC debug builds and links with
> > release onces.
> That should be fixed in both Trunk and Release.

At least this wasn't when I looked for ICU configuration.

> > This is actually a bug. But unlike for Boost.Regex where ICU is totally
> > optional, for Boost.Locale
> > it is quite central part.
> >
> > - It searchs for library manually, I mean it looks for a file like
> > or cygicuuc.dll or
> Not really any more - it's more like an autoconf-like approach now that
> supports configuration-like options - take a look at the current Regex Jamfile
> and see if it matches your needs at all.

Not exactly, according to the code I see you actually require from user to
the option for ICU. autoconf indeed provides such option for various libraries
for purpose of searching for them in non-standard location. By defauly, autoconf
find them.

So, technically you hadn't solved the problem - you had written a work around
for limitation
of build system and gave it to user - let him find the library, provide the path
and turn
feature on or off according to if the library installed or not.

Sorry, I don't see this as solution, it is just a workaround.



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