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Subject: [Boost-build] Option to turn off rpath?
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-07 01:54:29


Sometime between 1.42 and 1.44, boost started building shared libs
using -rpath. (I'm a little behind ... just packaging 1.44 for Debian

So the first problem is that the default rpath is /usr/bin, which is
wrong. The unix convention is to separate binaries and libraries.
The libraries are in /usr/lib, so that's what I'd expect for the
search path.

The second problem is that rpath is not appropriate for everyone.
Debian, for example (, strongly
discourages its use. So I patched Debian packages to not use rpath.
Could this be turned into a bjam option?


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