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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [boost-build] linking against pre-built libraries
From: Jaros³aw Bober (jaroslaw.bober_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-13 10:12:27

Not sure if anybody read this, so i added correct group :)
I found something intresting.
Boost-build packaged with version 1.46.1 was copying unversioned libraries:

ln-NT stage\lib\boost_unit_test_framework-vc80-mt-gd.lib
"NT symlinks not supported yet, making copy"
        1 file(s) copied.

But then something happened in 1.47 that it doesn't do this anymore in
1.49_beta also, I'm not sure how it's done in 1.49 and trunk. I hope that
it's solved.

I found this:
someone ignored this, perhaps by language used. But anyway it works, and
this is what I needed

2012/6/13 Jaros³aw Bober <jaroslaw.bober_at_[hidden]>

> Hello,
> What I'm trying to accomplish is to link against pre-built boost library
> that lives in $BOOST_ROOT/stage/lib,
> but the default naming convention comes with a boost version at the end:
> boost_unit_test_framework-vc80-mt-gd-1_47.lib
> I don't want to hardcode the exact name because some clients use older
> version of boost.
> unfortunatelly I cannot do something like this (or maybe I'm wrong):
> exe myExe : some.cpp /boost//unit_test_framework
> because that would build test library and I want to prevent that.
> I want to keep variants and compiler version in the name so
> --layout=system and --layout=tagged does not help me either.
> One solution would be to get rid of the boost version suffix(prefferable)
> and second would be to read BOOST_VERSION from boost/Jamroot and append
> that to the name of a library file, because I don't want clients to
> hardcode their boost version in jamfiles manually. How do I do that?
> Regards

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