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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] [PATCH] Use LIB_SUFFIX, allows installing 64bit libs into /usr/lib64.
From: Sean Chittenden (sean_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-26 17:58:34

>> 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.
> Anything KDE-4 based supports this. kdelibs installs a set of macros
> that just about any KDE4 package uses, and thus automatically
> supports.

Assuming the KDE ship has sailed and it was a conscious decision to
not use autoconf's variable naming convention (something that, IMO,
should be revisited and standardized), which path will Boost follow?

As a retired ports committer for FreeBSD, and having looked at various
other packaging systems, using autoconf's environment variables would
dramatically simplify various porting efforts for boost packages in
the future. $0.02 -sc

Sean Chittenden

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