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patch #8540: ax_boost_python: Several fixes

Submitter:  Daniel Müllner <muellner>
Submitted:  Sat 20 Sep 2014 08:10:01 PM UTC
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Done
Assigned to:  simons Open/Closed:  Closed
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Thu 16 Oct 2014 08:44:45 AM UTC, comment #4: 

OK. I pushed the update in commit db46196. Thanks!

Peter Simons <simons>
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Wed 15 Oct 2014 06:43:12 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Since nobody answered my question about the variable names, let's stay on the safe side and use unique names instead of CPPFLAGS_SAVE etc., which are probably also used elsewhere.

I'm attaching the modified m4 file. Peter, could you please replace the original submission by this? Thanks very much!

(file #32279)

Daniel Müllner <muellner>
Wed 15 Oct 2014 08:52:56 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I pushed your update in b6962c1. Thank you very much for the patch!

Peter Simons <simons>
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Sun 21 Sep 2014 12:22:01 PM UTC, comment #1: 

One question for the experts: Is it safe to write


or should I use a unique name like



Daniel Müllner <muellner>
Sat 20 Sep 2014 08:10:01 PM UTC, original submission:  

I propose the attached file as a replacement for the current ax_boost_python. The new file addresses three issues:

(1) ax_boost_python must find out the correct library to link with. One tricky point here is that is must distinguish between "boost_python" for Python2 libraries and "boost_python3" libraries. The old macro used AC_CHECK_LIB, which failed to make the distinction if the linker flag "-Wl,--as-needed" is set (as is by default on Arch Linux). The new macro replaces AC_CHECK_LIB by a call to AC_LINK_IFELSE, which performs the job properly.

(2) The macro tests several possibilities for the library name. If the command line switch --with-boost-python=XXX is given, the old macro tried XXX last, which made it impossible to override auto-detect results. Now XXX is tried first, so that users can override the auto-detect results if they aren't correct for some reason.

(3) Following a tip by Paul Emsley, the macro now takes all relevant environment variables into account: PYTHON_CPPFLAGS, PYTHON_LDPFLAGS, BOOST_CPPFLAGS, and BOOST_LDFLAGS.

Daniel Müllner <muellner>


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file #32279:  ax_boost_python.m4 added by muellner (5KiB - application/x-m4 - Similar to first submission, but unique variable names.)
file #32144:  ax_boost_python.m4 added by muellner (5KiB - application/x-m4)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-10-16 simons StatusReady For Test Done
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2014-10-15 muellner Attached File- Added ax_boost_python.m4, #32279
    2014-10-15 simons StatusNone Ready For Test
        Assigned toNone simons
    2014-09-20 muellner Attached File- Added ax_boost_python.m4, #32144

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