Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Building Boost on OSX
From: Bioxydyn Dev (bioxydyn.dev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-20 13:28:14
On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Marshall Clow <mclow.lists_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2013, at 11:58 PM, Bioxydyn Dev <bioxydyn.dev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.
> But I suspect that you _are_ using Apple's linker (ld), and it does not
> understand -h.
Why do you suspect that Apple's linker is being invoked?
And why would it not invoke GCC's linker when I've specified the
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