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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] aliases for sublibraries
From: Nogradi, Chris (Chris.Nogradi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-16 17:33:54

You should use use-project to do in Jamroot:

use-project /MyProject/lib1 : libraries/lib1 ;

and refer to it in another lib jam file as /MyProject/lib1//lib1

alternatively, I think this will work (but not as good), you could use alias like this in your Jamroot:

project MyProject ;

alias lib1 : libraries/lib1//lib1 ;

and then refer to it in another lib jam file as /MyProject//lib1


-----Original Message-----
From: boost-build-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-build-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Karsten Ahnert
Sent: Monday, January 16, 2012 2:35 PM
To: Boost.Build developer's and user's list
Subject: [Boost-build] aliases for sublibraries


I have a tree like structure for a small software project:

 + Jamroot
 + apps
   + app1.exe
   + ...
   + Jamfile
 + libsraries
   + lib1
     + source1.cpp
     + ...
     + Jamfile
   + lib2
     + source1.cpp
     + ...
     + Jamfile

In each of the lib* directories a static or shared library is created.
Now, some of these libraries depend on other for example lib2 depends on
lib1 and I want to use aliases to reference on the depend library.

I created these aliases in the Jamroot, via

alias /MyProject/lib1 : ./libraries/lib1//lib1 ;
alias /MyProject/lib2 : ./libraries/lib1//lib2 ;

but referencing them does not work. If I call bjam from the root
directory I obtain:

error: Unable to find file or target named
error: '/MyProject/lib1'
error: referred from project at
error: 'libs/lib2'

Is there a easy way to create such aliases? Similar to
/boost//filesystem ? I played around with different names (leading
slashed) and I tried to use appropriate project names but I was unable
to figure out how it works in general.

Thank you,


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