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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] [PATCH] Use LIB_SUFFIX, allows installing 64bit libs into /usr/lib64.
From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-26 17:35:13

Ingmar Vanhassel wrote:
> Excerpts from troy d. straszheim's message of Mon Oct 26 21:37:58 +0100 2009:
>> Ingmar Vanhassel wrote:
>>> ---
>>> tools/build/CMake/BoostCore.cmake | 2 +-
>>> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>>> Try the following patch.
>>> Use 'cmake -DLIB_SUFFIX=64 .' if you want libraries to be installed to /usr/lib64.
>> Thanks for this.
>> 1.41.0 is patched to support changing that lib install location via
>> -t
> Can't this use the standard LIB_SUFFIX?
> This is what I really hate about CMake, autotools is somewhat
> standardized, with CMake everyone does their own thing.


> For packagers, standardization is far more interesting since we have
> build-scripts & macros that have some sensible defaults...
> For users it sucks to have to look through all the CMake options to find
> what you named it, rather than looking whether the de-factor standard
> for this is available.

I had no idea LIB_SUFFIX was standard. Can you point me to some
examples? Of course we'll prefer the most standard thing when it
exists. For that matter, it would be great if cmake supported
configure-style '--prefix' and friends.

Do let me know if there are more annoyances like this. Packagers are
very important (at least to me), and I recognize that boost has a lot of
catching up to do to be packager-friendly. That's a large part of the
reason this boost-cmake effort exists.


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