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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Problem with resource files on Ubuntu
From: Jürgen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-07 10:26:07

Hi Ian,

On Tuesday, 7. September 2010 14:13:35 Ian Emmons wrote:
> The 64-bit
> build works fine, but cross-compiling for 32-bits fails on the resource
> file, Version.res.

Yes, because the resource compiler is not specified.

> I've tried digging into the Boost.Build sources to find the problem, but
> unfortunately I am not expert enough to decode exactly what's going
> on. It appears that on non-Windows platforms, a .res target causes an
> invocation of the assembler to create an empty .o, thus effectively making
> the .res file into a no-op. However, when cross-compiling the appropriate
> options (in this case "--32" or "--64") are not added to the assembler's
> command line, and so it compiles a native .o that then fails to link with
> the .o's that came from the C++ compiler.

Symptoms of a missing resource compiler.

> I'm not sure why Boost.Build doesn't just invoke the C++ compiler on an
> empty .cpp file to accomplish the same thing. That would ensure
> compatibility of the .o's without any extra work to get the command line
> options right.

That would be an option, yes.

> Any ideas on how I can fix (or work around) this issue?

I configure gcc like this

using gcc :
          : # compile-command
          : #options

you just have to add <rc> and maybe <archiver> for static linking.



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