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From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-05 23:14:02

Daryle Walker wrote:
> Following another response, I created a "~/boost-build.jam" file with:
> //========================================================================
> boost-build ~/Documents/Programming/Boost/main-cvs/boost/tools/build/v2 ;
> //========================================================================
> as its only line...

Oops. I forgot to mention that the path should be relative to the
directory that the file boost-build.jam is in.

[After Daryle figures this out himself]
> daryle[doc]$ bjam
> Jamfile: No such file or directory
> Jamfile: No such file or directory
> ..found 8 targets...
> daryle[doc]$ bjam --v2
> error: Boost.Jam version 3.1.12 or later required
> //========================================================================
> At least I'm closer than before....

Yes, you are. And I got this same error message, too. Unfortunately, I
don't remember how I resolved this.

But I suggest looking at:

In particular, I recommend downloading the latest from the CVS
repository and building bjam from scratch. Do "bjam --version" to test
whether you've got things set up OK.

I recommend downloading the PDF version of the Boost Build V2
documentation and keep looking through it. It's a little disorganized,
but if you keep reading it, you eventually find almost everything you
need. For the rest, there's the mailing list.

Also, make sure you edit user-config.jam properly.

But keep trying! It is well worth the effort. Once you figure out bjam,
you can suddenly compile your libraries on different platforms
effortlessly using the exact same setup and sequence of commands. All
the headaches with figuring out the right linker and linker options to
use for each platform just disappear (because someone smarter than me
has figured it all out and configured bjam to do the right thing).

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