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From: Rainer Deyke (root_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-28 15:09:52

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rene Rivera" <grafik666_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 10:15 AM
Subject: Re: Installing Boost (WAS: Re: [boost] Re: Why Jam?)

> On 2002-02-28 at 10:06 AM, root_at_[hidden] (Rainer Deyke)
> >That seems unnecessarily complex. My preference is this:
> >
> >$prefix/boost_1_27_0/boost/.../*.hpp for headers
> >$prefix/boost_1_27_0/lib for compiled libraries
> >$prefix/boost_1_27_0/tools/build/*.jam for jam files
> That "works" for Windows but not Unix type platforms. The problem is
that it
> should be possible to specify the following common PREFIX values:
> "/usr"
> "/usr/local"
> "/usr/local/boost"
> "/usr/local/boost-1.27.0"

The last one would put the header files at
"/sur/local/boost-1.27.0/include/boost/1.27.0/boost/.../*.hpp". I do
not consider this acceptable: it is simply too long and awkward. On
the other hand, I would have no problem with header files in
"/usr/boost_1_27_0/boost/.../*.hpp", even if it does seem somewhat

> And, as those show, you can define the prefix such that the whole
thing is
> place in a single directory. In your example you would set PREFIX =
> "C:\lib\boost_1_27_0".

"c:\lib\boost_1_27_0/include/boost/1.27.0/boost/.../*.hpp" is also
unacceptably long.

Rainer Deyke | root_at_[hidden] |

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