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Re: Package dependencies in cross gcc

> On the PC, passing -pthread defines _REENTRANT, but it doesn't for the
> cross-compiler.  Why?  What is the recommended platform-independent way
> to ask for thread-safe code?  I just obeyed Boost's error message, which
> says "Please set the correct command line options for threading:
> -pthread (Linux)"; should it instead suggest -D_REENTRANT?  I suppose
> this is getting OT for this list.

The fact that cross-gcc does not accept -pthread looks like a bug in 
packaging. I'll look at it, but at somewhat low priority, because an easy 
workaround (use -D_REENTRANT) exists.

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