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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-17 16:44:24

Caleb Epstein wrote:
> On 6/17/05, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>Right. I think I wasn't very clear: I believe generating and installing pc files
>>for all boost libraries as part of the process is fine. Yet some
>>systems package the libraries differently (renamed libraries, different installation
>>prefixes, etc.), so it must be possible to modify those files.
> If the vendors install things "the right way" (e.g. using bjam, and
> possibly using the lightly documented --layout flag -- see
> BOOST_ROOT/Jamfile), then bjam ought to be able to generate the .pc
> files with the correct settings.

I didn't know bjam supports packaging a la rpm, deb, etc.
FWIW, everybody has his own idea about what 'the right way' is, and imposing
only a single possible way seems to me a bit narrow minded and unrealistic
in this context. FWIW.


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