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Subject: Re: [boost] b2 --exec-prefix=...
From: James E. King III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-19 16:35:48

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 11:24 AM Peter Dimov via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Our "b2 --help" documentation says
> --exec-prefix=<EPREFIX> Install architecture dependent files here.
> Default: <PREFIX>
> --libdir=<LIBDIR> Install library files here.
> Default: <EPREFIX>/lib
> and also supports --exec-prefix and when given, records it in
> project-config.jam.
> But it doesn't work and has never worked. Only --prefix is
> honored, --exec-prefix is simply ignored.
> I think that we should bring the documentation and the actual behavior in
> sync, either by making --exec-prefix work as documented, or removing it from
> the documentation.
> Which one should we do? Comments?

If there isn't an open issue in Boost.Build for it, then it probably
isn't important
enough to implement.

- Jim

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