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Subject: Re: [boost] Directory structure not quite right yet?
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-06 11:03:30

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 9:56 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 10:37 AM, Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Beman Dawes wrote:
> >...
> >> * The directory structure installed by a Boost Package Manager, i.e.
> bpm.
> >> The introduction of a new modular way to install Boost is the ideal
> time to
> >> introduce a new install directory structure. Now. Not later. Don't
> release
> >> bpm for production use until we are happy with the directory structure
> it
> >> will install.
> >
> >
> > The problem here is obviously that the version of Boost.Build installed
> by
> > bpm would need to support the new directory structure. When the two
> > structures (source tree and bpm) are the same, or supported by the same
> > Boost.Build, the package script can just "tar cf build.tar.lzma
> tools/build/
> > Jamroot boostcpp.jam libraries/Jamfile.v2" from the source tree, and
> call it
> > a day. But if the bpm structure requires a custom version of Boost.Build,
> > (a) the package script would have to do more work and (b) this custom
> > version of Boost.Build will need to be tested separately. In the same
> > structure case, the packager may (reasonably) assume that Boost.Build has
> > already been tested.
> Understood.
> I'm hoping that Boost.Build itself is the same for either distribution
> directory structure, and that the only thing that differs
> <boost-root>/Jamroot and perhaps some of the other <boost-root>
> scripts. Maybe the differing files could like in a different boostorg
> repo or a different boostorg/boost branch.


And we already have project build scripts that perform differently based on
the repo structure they execute in. I'm referring to Predef. I normally do
not develop and test Predef inside the regular Boost tree. Instead I work
on it totally standalone (except for the external Boost Build tree).

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