Question about meson and boost libraries

Ken Cunningham ken.cunningham.webuse at
Fri Dec 22 18:23:23 UTC 2017

On 2017-12-22, at 10:14 AM, Benjamin Redelings wrote:

> Hi,
>     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!
> -BenRI

Meson support is pretty much brand new in MacPorts -- see <>

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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