[C++-sig] compile libboost_python.a with '-fPIC' flag on x86_64

Grant Tang gtang at blake.bcm.tmc.edu
Fri Feb 17 18:37:35 CET 2006

Rene Rivera wrote:

> Grant Tang wrote:
>> Neal Becker wrote:
>>> Grant Tang wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I need to compile a static boost.python library with '-fPIC' CFLAGS. I
>>>> don't know how to do it with bjam/jamfile.
>>>> Since my platform is x86_64 based, the libboost_python.a compiled
>>>> without '-fPIC' will not make my project compiled.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Grant
>>> Should you be using the .so versions which would be built with -fPIC?
>>> What os?
>> My os is linux.
> In that case...
>> The libboost_python.so works fine. But we want to statically compile our
>> software with boost.python, so it will not ask our end user to install
>> libboost_python first, just to minimize the dependency. We have a dozen
>> of dependency libraries. All other I can make their static library
>> compiled with '-fPIC' CFLAGS, since they use MAKEFILE instead of jamfile.
> Add "-Wl,-rpath,'${ORIGIN}'" when linking all those SOs and the EXEs.
> And just put all the SOs in the same dir as the EXEs.
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Yes, I can deliver all SOs in a directory, and ask user set a
$LD_LIBRARY_PATH to that directory. But we still hope we can build it
statically into our own .so library like what we did for all other
dependency libraries.

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