Subject: Re: [Boost-build] discovering libraries with boost at build time
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 15:38:36
> Steven Wrote:
> lib icuuc : : <search>$(ICU_PATH)/lib <link>shared <runtime-link>shared ;
> This eventually shows up on the command line as
> -L$(ICU_PATH)/lib -licuuc
> If ICU_PATH is not defined, but the library is in the
> standard search path for the linker, it will still be found.
> What exactly is the problem?
1. ICU had changed naming convention of libraries: v3.8 and bellow there was
libicudata.so now it is libicuin.so and libicudt.so small difference but
still it would fail
to build. So I need either force user to use specific ICU version (and 3.8 is
fine) or I need
to search what library is installed.
So technically you limited yourself in this fix to ICU >= 4.0
2. I want the build system to detect if library is installed or missing. So I
can turn of building
Boost.Locale or turn it on. Or just disable some features for other projects.
It is not so critical specifically for Boost.Locale, but if I was using BBv2
for my project like CppCMS
that depends on 5-6 3rd part libraries, if I was asking a user to provide
flag for each one of them...
I would have less users.
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