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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] <architecture> not exported/usable?
From: Oliver Kowalke (oliver.kowalke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-30 13:43:08

Am 30.03.2012 14:44, schrieb Bruce Stephens:
> I've been trying to build on HP-UX (PA-RISC) with the acc toolset and
> that worked except that
> the shared library extension was wrong: .so rather than .sl.
> That was straightforward to fix. I just changed types/lib.jam,
> appending sl to SHARED_LIB
> and adding a new variant
> type.set-generated-target-suffix SHARED_LIB :<toolset>acc : sl ;
> Easy (after some failed experiments, anyway).
> A colleague noted that this isn't appropriate for Itanium, where the
> extension is the more usual
> .so. So I thought just using<architecture> would work:
> type.set-generated-target-suffix SHARED_LIB :<toolset>acc
> <architecture>parisc : sl ;
> But that doesn't work (the libraries end up with .so extensions).
> Should it? Works if I use
> ./b2 architecture=parisc
> so that seems an acceptable workaround, but I can't help feeling that
> bjam knows what
> architecture it's building from, and as far as I can see that ought
> already to be usable
> from<architecture> and ought to have the value parisc for this
> architecture, so what's wrong?

architecture is an optional property and therefore gets not set per
default by


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