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From: Hendrik Schober (SpamTrap_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-25 10:39:19

Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> [...]
> No, thats not at all what the guide says. You type:
> ..\bjam.exe -sTOOLS=vc-7_1 stage

  Wow. No warning. Thanks!

> Where did you get VC71_ROOT from?

  I explained this in another mail.

> > After quite a pause ("what's it doing now?") it
> > spit out a lengthy messagethat that I have an
> > incorrect configuration. It couldn't find Python.
> This is only pertinent if you are building Boost.Python.

  As I said: /I/ knew this. But many who
  stumble over boost don't.

> > Mhmm. Do I need this? Will it even work without
> > Python? (I know it will. But not from the guide.)
> > Next thing it emits is
> > don't know how to make bjam
> Because you typed bjam twice on the command line

  Didn't I say I don't like having to type
  commands? <sheepish grin>

> > [etc]
> Just follow the directions. They could be more clearly written, but
> you haven't even come close to typing equivalent commands to the ones
> listed on the Getting Started page.

  Maybe I'm really just being dumb here. But I
  believe that there are many like me. (And not
  only on Windows. You should see a Mac guy
  here looking over my shoulder when I actually
  /type/ commands!)

> Admittedly there should be example command lines for vc-7_1 etc and
> not just gcc.

  IMO a straight
    bjam "-sTOOLS=<tools_name>" install
  with exact hinting at where to find "tools_name"
  would do.


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