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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-17 18:53:06

on Thu May 17 2007, "Dean Michael Berris" <> wrote:

> On 5/16/07, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> on Wed May 16 2007, "Dean Michael Berris" <> wrote:
>> >
>> > Might be worth noting in the Getting Started document's section for
>> > Unix-like systems... Dave, what do you think?
>> Umm... have you read that document?
> What I read was the one you posted about a while back... It's
> obviously different than the one in
> now.
> ./configure is being described to be used along with make. I was under
> the impression that it could be used with Boost.Jam, and so I was
> looking for a combo which did the following:

Well it probably can, but make is just going to (if necessary, build
and) invoke bjam anyway.

> $ ./configure --your-options
> $ bjam stage
> Instead of the seemingly (and actually) more complicated:
> $ bjam --build-dir=/tmp/build-boost --toolset=gcc stage
> Or am I understanding it wrong?

I guess you're understanding it wrong. "./configure && make install"
is much much simpler than anything that requires the user to acquire a
bjam binary.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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