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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

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.:

d.. Replace the FTJam executable with the one in the newly-created bin.platform subdirectory.

----- Original Message -----
From: <cmeerw_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
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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