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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-13 17:58:43

"John Christopher" <jcxxr_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hello,
> That's a nice installation guide. Since you are targeting beginners, I would
> add two sections:
> 1. uninstall Boost. If it is easy to clean up, more people may be tempted to
> give it a try.

Hm. It's easy to explain how to clean up unless you use special
options like --libdir and --includedir. I'm not sure I know how to
give those instructions in a way that doesn't complicate the
document. I think that's a whole 'nother page.

> 2. upgrade from an older version. Also, beginners may wonder if it is
> possible to have different versions of Boost on the same system.

Well, it is, but that's not a very beginnerish thing to want to do, is
it? Also, I normally take "upgrading" to mean replacing an earlier
version with a later one.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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