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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Boost 1.43.0 seems to produce broken libraries with MinGw version 4.5.0
From: Peter Rockett (p.rockett_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-16 07:35:49

  In addition, we have observed that attempting to link against the
(seemingly) broken libraries produces a series of extra warning messages
which do not appear when linking against the 4.4.0-built libs. See the
attached screen shot. These may help in diagnosing what is wrong.


On 15/07/10 22:30, Peter Rockett wrote:
> We have been trying to build Boost 1.43.0 using MinGW. (Actually we
> have been trying to build a package which relies on Boost.) We have
> encountered some weird problems with the ultimate package, which made
> us investigate the Boost libraries we were building. Minimally, we
> have used:
> bjam --toolset=gcc install
> although we have also explicitly specified link= static, and
> runtime-link=shared, etc.
> Basically:
> 1) The build process with MinGW 4.5.0 appears to complete without
> error but any programs which use the resulting Boost libs crash
> immediately with what looks like an issue with loading a shared lib.
> We have tried running the Boost execution monitor test example but
> this fails.
> 2) Repeating the process with MinGW 4.4.0 produces working programs
> and the execution monitor example works fine.
> Therefore, we conclude that the libraries built with MinGW 4.5.0 are
> broken. MinGW 4.4.0 seems to produce good libs.
> Could someone advise if they have had success with building with gcc
> 4.5.0 on, say, Linux. Or is this just a problem with MinGW 4.5.0?
> Peter
> PS - If this is not the correct list to post this, kindly advise.
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