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From: Malte Starostik (malte_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-02 05:30:11

On Monday, June 02 Rene Rivera wrote:
>[2003-06-02] Malte Starostik wrote:
>>In order to save some time downloading you can as well:
>>* get only boost-jam.spec and boost.spec from the URL above
>>* get the boost sources from (tar.bz2 version, not tar.gz)
>>* copy tools/build/jam_src/ somewhere else and rename it to
>>* from the boost-jam-3.1.4/'s parent dir, run tar -cf
>>boost-jam-3.1.4/ && bzip2 boost-jam-3.1.4.tar and copy the resulting
>>tarball to the SOURCES subdir of your rpm root directory.
>>* build boost-jam with rpm -bb boost-jam.spec and install it
>OK, that seems rather arduos when you can just:
> cd $BOOST_ROOT/tools/build/jam_src
> sh ./ --- dist
>Then install the resulting RPM(s).
>Any reason why you don't use that instead? Or for that matter
>use the RPM in
>the SourceForge files distribution section?

For, because I didn't know about it, for the ones from SF,
can't remember what exactly but I had some problems with those in the
One thing I don't like about the .spec file inside jam_src is that it
only works when rpm is invoked with some additional environment vars
set, basically intended for invokation via jam. IMHO a .spec file
shouldn't require this and build fine with rpm -b[abcips] or rpm
But thanks, I'll try them again.


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