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Subject: [Boost-build] EXE linking with DLLs
From: Nogradi, Chris (Chris.Nogradi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-23 09:20:16


I am trying to link an EXE against some DLLs (.libs) and when I do so, the exe rules is also trying to link against the static libs that the dlls depend on. Here is what I am doing:

lib A : file1.c : <link>static ;
lib B : file2.c A : <link>static ;
lib dll : file3.c B : <link>shared ;

exe test : main.c dll ;

when test links, it includes dll.lib (this is good) and A.lib (which is not what I expected??) but not B.lib (which is what I expected). What am I doing wrong? I tried to use <library> without success. What is the proper way of linking against a dll without inheriting its dependant libs?

I am using the msvc toolset and Boost.Build 2011.04-svn



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