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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-18 12:03:13

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Caleb Epstein wrote:
>>Ok, there is surely more than one "right way", but I was just
>>suggesting that a vendor can build a system-specific package (rpm,
>>deb, etc) from the boost sources without needing to bang on the build
>>system very much. "bjam --layout=system --prefix=tmp/usr install" or
> And that's exactly what the --layout=system option was meant to do. It
> wasn't meant as a substitute for packaging. And was design with feedback
> from the Boost RedHat package maintainer.

Excellent ! I hope every potential packager will be aware of the option
for it to be most useful. The documentation should have a page specifically
addressed at potential packagers that discusses the required steps.


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