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Subject: Re: [boost] proposal - modularize Boost build system
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-19 18:38:04

paul wrote:
> > The first error here is
> >
> > IMPORT error: rule "requires" unknown in module
> > "../../config/checks/config"
> >
> > because we don't have Boost.Config checked out as a sibling here.
> Instead of hard-coding paths to the build modules, it would be nice if it
> searched for the modules instead, and then it could fallback on the
> hardcoded paths when the search fails.
> Ideally, instead of inventing a search algorithm to find the modules,
> pkgconfig could be used here. So when boost config is installed, the .pc
> would add a variable that is the location of its bjam files for
> consumption:

This won't work. The system Boost.Config installation on CentOS 7 is just
the headers, as part of (yum) package boost. There are no bjam files
anywhere to be found, no pkgconfig, no boost_config module.

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