Thanks Matthieu.

As I mentioned I used the -fPIC option while building the static boost libraries as shown below:

./bjam debug link=static cxxflags="-fPIC -std=c++0x" stage

But didn't help. Still getting the same error message.

BTW, following is my system info, if that helps:

Linux lily-linux 3.5.0-46-generic #70~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 9 23:55:12 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


From: Matthieu Brucher <>
Sent: Monday, March 3, 2014 1:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Boost-users] relocation R_X86_64_32 against

If you want to compile something that will be in a shared library, you
need to recompile Boost libraries with -fPIC. When switching to static
libraries, this flag is not added.
Static libraries don't need to be linked against Boost BTW.



2014-03-03 20:35 GMT+00:00 Koteswara Rao Ruvva <>:
> Hello All,
> I'm a newbie to this mailing list. I am trying to build static boost
> libraries and link to my libraries. I used  ./bjam debug link=static
> cxxflags="-std=c++0x" stage to build the boost libraries. When I build my
> libraries (shared or static)  with linking to boost libraries, I get the
> following error:
> libboost_regex.a(instances.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.bss' can not
> be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> libboost_regex.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
> Then I tried adding -fPIC while building my boost libraries. Didn't help.
> Any suggestions.
> Thank you
> Kotesh
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