Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Building Boost on OSX
From: Bioxydyn Dev (bioxydyn.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-20 02:58:36
On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 7:34 AM, Bioxydyn Dev <bioxydyn.dev_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>> On 08/19/2013 08:19 AM, Bioxydyn Dev wrote:
>> > I'm trying to build boost 1.54 on OSX 10.8.4. I'm a newbie at building
>> > OSX and also at building custom boost binaries.
>> > I followed the instructions at
>> > to and including section 4. I then installed boost build as described
>> > in
>> > section 5.2.1.
>> > To keep things simple I thought I'd just build the thread library for
>> > as follows:
>> > /usr/local/bin/boost-build/bin/b2 install
>> > --prefix=~/development/cots/boost/ --build-dir=/tmp/build-boost stage
>> > --with-thread toolset=gcc-4.5 variant=debug --layout=versioned
>> > --build-type=complete -q
>> use toolset=darwin, not toolset=gcc.
> Please explain. Why would I do that when I've installed gcc separately and
> not using what came installed on the machine?
>From the boost build documentation:
Apple Darwin gcc
> The darwin module supports the version of gcc that is modified and
> provided by Apple. The configuration is essentially identical to that of
> the gcc module.
> The darwin toolset can generate so called "fat" binariesbinaries that can
> run support more than one architecture, or address mode. To build a binary
> that can run both on Intel and PowerPC processors, specify
> architecture=combined. To build a binary that can run both in 32-bit and
> 64-bit modes, specify address-model=32_64. If you specify both of those
> properties, a "4-way" fat binary will be generated.
> I've installed gcc separately. I'm not using Apple's modified version.
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