Question about meson and boost libraries
ken.cunningham.webuse at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 18:23:23 UTC 2017
On 2017-12-22, at 10:14 AM, Benjamin Redelings wrote:
> I'm new to macports. I'm the author or the bali-phy software, and I'm working on updating the ancient Portfile for it. The software has changed a lot since someone wrote the original Portfile years ago, and I was completely unfamiliar with the Portfile format yesterday, so I have a bit of learning to do.
> One issue I'm running into is that meson isn't finding boost at the configure stage. It might be because its not looking for libraries with the -mt suffix. However, while I'm continuing to look into this, I thought I'd ask what the general state of using meson with macports is. Is there a place I can go to see discussion of this?
> I'm pretty happy with meson in general - I'm finally willing to switch away from autotools. I've been able to generate cross-builds from linux to mingw-w64 and darwin, and I've done native builds on linux and osx. But integration with packaging tools seems to be another layer...
> Thanks for any help!
Meson support is pretty much brand new in MacPorts -- see <https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/pull/1015>
There are some issues with meson not properly setting the dylib's install_name correctly, as described in that group. That seems to be an issue more with meson's state of MacOS support rather than anything to do with MacPorts, though.
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