Subject: [boost] [build] Broken doc links
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-04-10 05:27:37
Prompted by the thread "Toolset version for Visual Studio 2017 15.6.3"
over in the user list, I was looking through some Boost.Build
documentation when I found some dead links and other weirdness.
Boost.Build's github page links to https://www.boost.org/build/, which
appears to be fully working.
under "5.2.1 Install Boost.Build" it links to
appears to be a versioned clone of the above.
But at that page, the "Documentation" link points at
Back in "Getting Started", in "5.2.2 Identify Your Toolset" it first
links directly to
https://www.boost.org/build/doc/html/bbv2/reference/tools.html (which is
now an unversioned link, but does work), and then to
(which is a versioned link that also works).
So it's not very consistent.
Putting these things together, it looks like the "right" root page for
the versioned documentation should be
https://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_66_0/doc/html/bbv2.html, although that
lacks some user-friendliness.
(And it also links to https://www.boost.org/boost-build2 for yet another
URL variation... although that does redirect to
https://www.boost.org/build/ at least.)
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