[Buildroot] Boost integration

Stephan Hoffmann sho at relinux.de
Thu Jan 24 07:55:26 UTC 2013

Am 23.01.2013 18:08, schrieb Willy Lambert:
> 2013/1/23 Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at uclibc.org>:
>>>>>>> "Willy" == Willy Lambert <lambert.willy at gmail.com> writes:
>>>>>>>  Willy> I can propose you a patch to be abble to select different version a
>>>>>>>  Willy> boost in config menus. But I'm not sure that the current mk can handle
>>>>>>>  Willy> other versions.
>>>>>>> We normally don't support multiple versions of a package (except for a
>>>>>>> few minor exceptions) as that very soon becomes a support headache. Why
>>>>>>> would you want more than 1 version?
> Because I need boost for another framework, that is not supporting
> latest boost versions for now. And mainlining lastest boost support
> there is not an option (it is at best a parrallel work to do on my
> side, but I can't be on all fires ^^). And even if it compiles, I
> don't want to play with versionning incompatibilities beetwen boost
> and my framework. I need the 1.42.0 version.

isn't this a perfect use case for the source override feature?


> The idea is not necessarily to maintain all boost versions, but if the
> same script can handle several one, it's a pity to just propose the
> last one.
> Said differently, I have written the part that allow to choose a
> version on the model of config files that choose kernels. If you are
> interested in them I'll send you a patch. If you think you are Ok with
> editing the boost.mk by hand I'll keep my patch locally.
>>  Willy> I personnaly put Boost in Packages->Librairies->Boost. It is currently
>>  Willy> in a "Other" menu.Don't you think it would be a better place ?
>> What would Libraries->Boost contain? Just the single boost package?
> yes, but boost is a family of librairies. But anyway I don't really
> care about that.
>> --
>> Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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