Boost logo

Boost Users :

Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost 1.36 portability issues on FreeBSD 6.x?
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-23 12:30:29

Alexander Sack wrote:

> Hello:
> I have a FreeBSD 6.1 amd64 box and I'm running into various issues
> building boost on my platform. In no particular order:
> - libboost_prg_exec_monitor checks for a lot of optional signal codes
> (execution_monitor.ipp file) that FreeBSD 6.1 does not support AND
> FreeBSD 7 supports somewhat. I'm talking about the XSI codes for
> SIGCHLD, SIGILL, etc. in my /usr/include/sys/signal.h (amd64 tree but
> is also a problem on my x86 branch):
> e.g.
> #define ILL_ILLOPC 1 /* [XSI] illegal opcode */
> #define ILL_ILLTRP 2 /* [XSI] illegal trap */
> #define ILL_PRVOPC 3 /* [XSI] privileged opcode */
> #define ILL_ILLOPN 4 /* [XSI] illegal operand -NOTIMP */
> #define ILL_ILLADR 5 /* [XSI] illegal addressing mode -NOTIMP */
> #define ILL_PRVREG 6 /* [XSI] privileged register -NOTIMP */
> #define ILL_COPROC 7 /* [XSI] coprocessor error -NOTIMP */
> #define ILL_BADSTK 8 /* [XSI] internal stack error -NOTIMP */
> #define CLD_EXITED
> What's the best thing to do here? I've actually compiled against
> FreeBSD 7's signal.h just to get me through this but the fact is the
> kernel (trap.c) does not set these codes. Will this cause Boost to
> crap out on me during runtime? If so, is there a workaround since
> this seems like a real bug in portability?
> - SIGPOLL is not defined, its SIGIO (I can work around this)
> - The Boost build when doing its standard tests sets up the
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH on my box as:
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/lib:/usr/lib32:/usr/lib64
> - ICU for FreeBSD is in /usr/include/local which causes the build.jam
> stuff to miss autodetecting it
> On a 64-bit machine, adding /usr/lib32 BREAKS not only the test but
> most natively compiled binaries - I had to move /usr/lib32 and rename
> it for some of the tests to work (like boost_std_no_locale) etc.

Do you know if this is an area where freebsd differs from linux?

> I started a thread on Boost-Build but got no replies.

I guess that's because your initial post was not about Boost.Build, but about
the signal names, so nobody at Boost.Build mailing list felt qualified to
say anything.

> I'm just
> wondering how portable the latest release of Boost is on FreeBSD?

I don't think we have any *BSD testing, so we don't know for sure.

- Volodya

Boost-users list run by williamkempf at, kalb at, bjorn.karlsson at, gregod at, wekempf at