From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-08 09:33:01
Rats! I went to significant trouble to try to keep requirements on Boost Jam features out of this release, but I guess I messed it up :(.
The documentation is not quite up-to-date, but updated instructions for building Boost Jam have been checked in and can be viewed at:
Here are the relevant bits:
a.. Download FTJam and install the binary executable where it will be found when invoked from the command line.
a.. For easy-to-build source files, see the FTJam site on SourceForge.
b.. For Linux and Win32 pre-built executables, see the ftjam section of the FreeType file list.
c.. If there is no pre-built FTJam executable for your platform, don't bother downloading the source. Instead, read the Jam build instructions and apply them directly to the Boost Jam sources in the tools/build/jam_src subdirectory.
b.. If you acquired FTJam in the previous step, go to the tools/build/jam_src subdirectory and invoke
jam -sBOOST_ROOT= -sBOOST_BUILD_PATH= -sJAMBASE=
c.. which will build a new copy of Jam with the Boost extensions enabled. If FTJam complains about a missing toolset variable, follow its directions by adding the appropriate settings, e.g.:
jam -sBOOST_ROOT= -sBOOST_BUILD_PATH= -sJAMBASE= -sJAM_TOOLSET=VISUALC -sVISUALC=c:/tools/msvc
d.. Replace the FTJam executable with the one in the newly-created bin.platform subdirectory.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 9:25 AM
Subject: [boost] Building Boost 1.25.1 (Windows NT/msvc)
> I had some difficulties building Boost 1.25.1 with msvc on Windows NT.
> If I try to use the ftjam-2.3.5 binaries and try "jam
> -ftools/build/allyourbase.jam -sTOOLS=msvc" I get a syntax error:
> "tools/build/allyourbase.jam: line 1608: syntax error at keyword ("
> Using jam from the boost package seems to work with "jam
> -sBOOST_ROOT=. -sTOOLS=msvc", but not if I try to build it with "jam
> -ftools/build/allyourbase.jam -sTOOLS=msvc". Then I get:
> "new-split.jam: No such file or directory [...]"
> Hmm, it's just a bit confusing... :-(
> bye, Christof
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