[SailfishDevel] Compile boost library for sailfish os

Andrin Bertschi andrin.bertschi at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 20:36:38 UTC 2014

Andrey, Michael,

Thank you for your responses.
I am sorry, my mails about this questions got lost and I just found your responses on google again :^). Unfortunately, there doesn't exist any official documentation about that on https://sailfishos.org/ or a similar site.
I found a very helpful blog article from FlyingSheep about how to to deploy additional packages to either the target runtime (sailfish emulator or jolla) or the mer sdk.

The article is here:

There are different ways to achieve to install boost-devel libs. The *-devel archives are the ones that are required by the mer sdk to compile the project using the boost header files.

FlyingSheep explains that very clearly on his blog page. I just sum up how I managed to solve my problem;

The most suitable solution for my case was to just include boost libs in the yaml file of my harbour qt project (e.g. ./rpm/harbour-wlan-keyboard.yaml)

# Build dependencies without a pkgconfig setup can be listed here
# PkgBR:
#   - package-needed-to-build
 - boost-devel

# Runtime dependencies which are not automatically detected
  - boost-build

The "PkgBR" section is for the mer sdk to build the projects. The "Requires" section is for the target runtime to run the build.

Sincerely, andrin 

> On 06 Dec 2014, at 21:18, Andrin Bertschi <abertschi at abertschi.ch> wrote:
> Hi, in order to compile something in SailfishOS SDK, that depends on boost (or any other libs), you have to install the boost*-dev libraries (or corresponding) the SDK-Environment. To do this, you can SSH into you MerSDK Build-Engine and install the libraries using zypper, or you can do this directly in Qt Creator, that ships with the SailfishOS SDK. You can do this somewhere in the SailfishOS-Tab in Qt Creator. Sorry, I am at work and don't have the SailfishSDK installed on my workstation, so I can not exactly say where you can do this - you have to search :-) I hope that helps you. Michael. 
> Zitat von Andrey Kozhevnikov <coderusinbox at gmail.com>: 
>> my Jolla have boost out of the box: http://paste.ubuntu.com/8960027
>> 12.11.2014 00:11, Andrin Bertschi пишет: 
>>> Hi there, 
>>> I am about to build a sailfish app running a websocket server. I am 
>>> interested 
>>> in using Websocketcpp Library (https://github.com/zaphoyd/websocketpp) 
>>> for that purpose. 
>>> Furthermore, that lib is dependent on the boost framework. As far as I 
>>> know, there aren't any boost 
>>> binaries available on sailfish os so I'd have to ship them by myself 
>>> within my project. 
>>> Do you know any tutorials how I can compile boost for sailfish os? 
>>> A friend of mine gave me a hint about ssh-ing into mer and trying to compile 
>>> boost either in the virtual machine or directly on jolla. 
>>> Many thanks for any help, andrin 
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