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From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-11 10:20:24

Christoph Duelli wrote:

> Following scenario:
> I have two machines M_a and M_b.
> M_a is running gcc4.1, M_b is running gcc4.2.
> Both have the same Boost Libs (1.35) compiled -with identical options- and
> installed (with their resp. gcc). I have used bjam option --layout=system.
> The Boost libs do therefore *not* have gcc41 or gcc42 in their names.
> Thus, the names are the same on both machines...
> which leads me to the following question:
> May I copy binaries (that link against Boost.Regex, Boost.FileSystem etc)
> from M_a to M_b? (or vice versa)
> The linker is happy as the libs required are there, but will it really work?
> Is this an *evil* thing to do?

I doubt that Boost libraries themself change ABI depending on compiler version.
I also don't know about ABI changes between 4.1 and 4.2. So, things should

- Volodya

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