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Subject: [boost] RE Building 'stage' by default
From: frederic.bron_at_[hidden]
Date: 2008-11-22 06:37:59

Why do some people use stage target and not install? Don't they need the headers? Do they use the source directory directly?

F. Bron

boost-bounces_at_[hidden] a écrit sur 22/11/2008 09:40:18 :

> We presently have 3 ways of building C++ Boost from top-level directory:
> - with 'stage' target -- only libraries are installed
> - with 'install' target -- both libraries and headers are installed
> - with no explicit target -- everything is built, but nothing installed
> It seems to me that the first two options are what the majority of
> users will want,
> so some of them should be the default. I have a local patch that
> makes 'stage' the
> default, and additionally prints the following message:
> Performing 'stage' build by default:
> - binaries installed into 'stage/lib'
> - headers not installed, use the source tree
> Use the 'install' target for complete installation.
> This message is printed only if no explicit target is specified --
> if user types
> 'stage' or 'install', it's assumed he knows what he's doing.
> Anybody has any comments on this change in defaults, or about the wording of
> the message?

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